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Richie Sambora checks into rehab June 10, 2007

Posted by grhomeboy in Music.

The Bon Jovi guitarist entered a Los Angeles facility on Wednesday, the reasons for which have not been disclosed.

A spokesman for Bon Jovi said: “Richie Sambora has entered an undisclosed treatment facility in Los Angeles. “He asks that you respect his and his family’s privacy at this time.” Sambora split from actress Denise Richards in March after dating for almost a year.

The 47-year-old rocker’s divorce from Heather Locklear was finalised in April and then tragically his father died of lung cancer on April 21. A source said: “Richie has had a terrible year. “I think this was a culmination of all these things and finally he realised he needed to take care of himself. He’d put off everything for so long taking care of everyone else it was just time to stop and deal with his issues.” Bon Jovi are scheduled to play a short series of tour dates this summer, beginning on June 24 in London.

A much larger tour is planned for 2008, while the band’s new album, ‘Lost Highway’, is due out on June 19. Meanwhile, the group taped a performance for MTV’s ‘Unplugged’ series in New York on Tuesday. MTV was partly inspired to create the now famous format by Sambora and Jon Bon Jovi’s acoustic performance at the 1989 MTV Video Music Awards.

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