Bon Jovi Talks About Daughter's Arrest And Drug Overdose for the First Time
Bon Jovi has opened up about the drug overdose suffered by his daughter, Stephanie Bongiovi, and her subsequent arrest following the episode.
"It's human. This tragedy was something that I had to face, too, so we'll get through it," Bon Jovi told Fox television's Los Angeles affiliate on Tuesday. "People's incredible warm wishes for my family and I have been really reassuring. So, we're good," the singer added. Bongiovi, 19, was found unresponsive in a dorm room at Hamilton College in Clinton, New York, last week due to a suspected heroin overdose. She and a friend were arrested on suspicion of possession, but the pair were soon free to go, as a law passed recently in the area granted immunity to those involved when official help is sought during a life-threatening overdose. Bon Jovi was giving his much anticipated view on the events while promoting upcoming December film "Stand Up Guys," starring Al Pacino, Christopher Walken and Alan Arkin, for which he provided original songs."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," he said, "And then life goes on. Things happen."
Bon Jovi and Bruce Springsteen are scheduled to perform at the 12-12-12 concert at Madison Square Garden on Dec. 12 to benefit Sandy relief.