Jon Bon Jovi has spoken candidly about his teenage daughter’s recent heroin overdose, saying that he is grateful for he support that has been offered to his family and assured everyone that they’ll “get through it.” 19 year-old Stephanie Bongiovi is reported to have overdosed on heroin last week in her college dorm room at Hamilton College, Clinton, New York. She was subsequently arrested but was released without charge, thanks to a New York law that prevents someone from being prosecuted for possession of drugs, if they have overdosed.
In an interview with Fox 11’s Courtney Friel, Bon Jovi spoke of the experience and said “This tragedy was something that I had to face too so we'll get through it. And people's warm wishes for my family and I have been really reassuring. So, we're good.” He also explained “It’s human. What I do for a living seems glitzy and glamorous but if you don't take it too seriously it's a great way to make a living. And then life goes on. Things happen.” Courtney then commented “it’s nice to see that celebrities are just real people with real problems.
Jon Bon Jovi recently announced that his band, Bon Jovi, would tour in 2013. They’ll be selling tickets at “recession-friendly” prices, a stark contrast to the Rolling Stones, whose 50th anniversary concert tickets were going for up to £400 in the original sale.