Bon Jovi Opens Up About Daughter's Heroin OD
Calls it a 'tragedy' but says 'we're good'
By Kate Seamons, Newser Staff
Posted Nov 22, 2012 8:47 AM CST
Jon Bon Jovi, center, with daughter Stephanie Rose Bon Jovi, left, and wife Dorothea Rose Hurley arrive at the annual Pre-GRAMMY Gala on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2010.   (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

(Newser) – His daughter's drug possession charges have been dropped, but the gossip hasn't been so quick to fade away. So Bon Jovi himself addressed 19-year-old Stephanie Bongiovi's Nov. 14 heroin overdose in an interview with My Fox LA yesterday, calling it a "tragedy" but seeming relatively unruffled. "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."

He continued, "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. And then life goes on. Things happen."

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sonnysevenbones
Nov 23, 2012 2:16 PM CST
Well, one thing is, I'm pretty sure you cannot control and guarantee how your children will turn out when they are "of age". Second thing is, I don't think it's a "nonchalant" attitude the whole family has. What else is he suppose to say? Let's take a vote America should I A. Spank my child, B. Send her to re-hab, or C. Dunk her in a pool of slime?... How do you respond to something embarrassing that the public is watching concerning something that your child got caught doing? I think it's silly when America feels that people owe them some type of explanation as to why they get caught doing bad things. It's their family, their life and they'll address it the way they need to. Are you taking care of their child? And if it's "our tax dollars at work" card that's going to be played, then look around in your local downtown area where the kids there really need the help to avoid drugs/jail. Who cares, these people have money to do what they want, not to say it's okay, but who really cares? They have money for all the cures they need as long as they can afford it.
LisaG.-45
Nov 23, 2012 4:40 AM CST
I am surprised by the family's non-chalance about this whole thing. They are acting like this is no BFD. Her ass would have been in a drug treatment facility as soon as they took the cuffs off. Billy Ray has been pimping out this girl since she was a small child, probably for the money. Now he can sit back and live off his daughter's earnings. And I know that this is a first time she's been arrested which is probably why the judge let her off, but this isn't marijuana that she got busted for, it's coke. She should have at least spend 30 days in jail with probation for a year after that, with a mandated drug treatment facility. If she were my child, I'd take her microphone away from her and let Billy Ray earn his own keep, not that he needs it. And where's her mother on this? Miley is only 24 and her parents should have taught her better. Drugs are a big factor in music and acting and if Billy Ray is going to use her as a cash cow, he should keep a closer eye on her, lest he will have to work again. This whole thing pisses me off.
Seth_Meyers
Nov 22, 2012 4:59 PM CST
Most likely a victim of the starter drug, the gateway drug - the TOBACCO DRUG! BAN THE ILLEGAL TOBACCO DRUG, NOW! PROSECUTE THE CRIMINAL TOBACCO PUSHERS, TOO!