Richie Sambora will no longer be a part of Bon Jovi’s current Because They Can tour. The band broke the news this morning, saying that he has dropped out of the North American leg of their tour until further notice.
A notice posted on the band’s website said, “Due to personal issues, Richie Sambora will not be performing on this upcoming leg. All shows will go on as scheduled.”
Fans flooded the post with comments with everything from well wishes for Richie to angry fans demanding a refund on their tickets and an explanation.
At Tuesday nights show in Calgary, Jon apologized endlessly to the disappointed crowd for the unexpected change of plans and explained he was not aware of the circumstances until a few hours before the show. To try to make it up to the disappointed fans in the audience, the band donated $100,000 to the Calgary Homeless Foundation.
No explanation was given for Sambora’s absence other than that he was not in the hospital or in jail.