Richie Sambora has checked out of the treatment centre he
entered last week. The Bon Jovi guitarist, who arrived at the Los
Angeles facility for undisclosed reasons last Wednesday, has
completed his programme. A Bon Jovi spokesman announced yesterday :
"Richie Sambora has completed a program at the UCLA Medical Centre.
"He is doing well and continues to receive outside support."
Sambora split from actress Denise Richards in March after dating
her for almost a year. The 47-year-old rocker's divorce from
Heather Locklear was finalised in April and his father tragically
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.