Richie Sambora Explains Why He Left Bon Jovi Tour

Richie Sambora has tried to clear the air regarding his exit from Bon Jovi's world tour this past April. The longtime BJ guitarist says that there are a lot of misconceptions floating around about why he left, including the notion that his hard drinking and partying led to his dismissal.

Sambora contends that he left the tour because he needed to be with his 16-year-old daughter.

"I think people don't understand exactly what [a world tour] means," he explained on Australian TV show Today. "You don't get to come home. There's a huge sacrifice in that."

When pressed about a possible return to the group, Sambora said he was "pretty sure" they'd reunite: "I don't think it's going to be the end of the band or anything like that."

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