Richie Sambora: Released From Rehab And Ready To Tour

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It’s been a little more than a month since Richie Sambora checked into rehab. The Bon Jovi rocker needed to deal with recurring alcohol issues, as his first trip to rehab in 2007 was also due to booze and painkillers. We were really happy that he was confronting his problem, but were wondering what the repercussions on the Bon Jovi tour were going to be. They still have dates in the U.S and Europe and he’s been missing in action since the end of April. Fortunately ¬†for the band, Richie is out of rehab and ready to play!

Sambora was in New York yesterday — he flew in from L.A — and apparently signed tons of autographs at JFK. He’s jetting off to Europe to meet the rest of the band as he’s joining the tour immediately, as Bon Jovi play in Croatia this week! Is that a good idea? Going straight from rehab to touring, which seems to be his Achilles heel when it comes to drinking? We’re not too sure, but we’re definitely rooting for him.

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