Jon Bon Jovi Speaks Out on Daughter's Overdose 'Tragedy'

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By Katherine Weber , Christian Post Reporter
November 21, 2012|3:54 pm

Singer Jon Bon Jovi recently opened up about his daughter Stephanie's heroin overdose, saying his family will "get through (the) tragedy" together.

"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," the famous singer told KTTV-TV.

"And then life goes on. Things happen," Bon Jovi continued.

"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," the rocker added.

The famous musician's 19-year-old daughter, Stephanie Rose Bongiovi, was hospitalized in the early morning hours of Wednesday, Nov. 14 after a frantic 911 call from a friend at her upstate New York Hamilton College.

After Bongiovi's hospitalization, police searched her dorm room and found a reportedly small amount of heroin and marijuana, as well as drug paraphernalia.

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Bongiovi and the friend who reported her overdose, fellow student Ian Grant, were then arrested for drug possession.

The day after Bongiovi's arrest, however, the New York State District Attorney's office dismissed Bongiovi's charges for drug possession because she possessed less than eight ounces of heroin at the time of her hospitalization.

The D.A. also dismissed the possession charges against Grant due to the state's Good Samaritan law, which provides protection for those who report a suspected drug overdose.

As Bon Jovi told People magazine in 2007, he too has had his experiences with drug experimentation, also at a young age.

"I did the drug thing very young and wised up very young too, because I was into drugs a little too much. I've never been a drug guy. I've always felt I didn't have the mental stability to handle drugs," Bon Jovi told the magazine.

Stephanie Rose is the eldest of Bon Jovi's four children with wife Dorothea.

Bon Jovi, 50, is known for classic hits such as "Livin' on a Prayer" and "You Give Love a Bad Name."

 

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