Posted: 1:52 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013
Rocker Richie Sambora is coming exclusively to RumorFix to set the record straight on a nasty rumor.
The guitarist is disputing a gossip website’s report that Jon Bon Jovi demanded Richie undergo “rehab on the road” before he could be allowed to join the “Because We Can” world tour.
Richie tells RumorFix exclusively, “This is not true. This is the biggest bunch of BS.”
As RumorFix first reported Richie is not returning to the tour and he was fired by Jon over money issues.
Richie tells us, “No intervention ever took place. I truly wanted to come back to Bon Jovi for the fans.”
The 54-year-0ld rock legend is in Japan, where he appeared on ShopChannel with his business partner Nikki Lund. We are told his NikkiRich Clothing sold out. “I’m happy,” he says, “Business is booming, but I’m sad for the fans.”