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Bon Jovi’s Daughter Doing Great Following Heroin Overdose

March 23, 2013 03:00 PM by Donna W. Martin

American Idol guest star, John Bon Jovi appeared on the Katie Couric show on Friday, Mar. 15 where he discussed his career and the day he got the call that his daughter, Stephanie Rose had overdosed on heroin. Take the jump to see what he had to say.

In November, Stephanie collapsed and became unresponsive following a heroin overdose. At the time, she was at Hamilton College in upstate New York. Local police officers responded to the scene and then called in the drug task force who located small quantities of heroin as well as marijuana, and various drug paraphernalia. Stephanie was then arrested and taken into custody where she was charged with numerous misdemeanors.

According to ABC, Couric chatting with Bon Jovi about his career and how he had maintained longevity in an ever-changing industry. He attributed the band’s success to staying true to who they were as musicians instead of hopping on the trend and fad bandwagon. And as far as looking so young at 51, he explained by saying he’s an avid runner who tries to get in at least 4 or 5 miles per day.

Then Couric moved on to a more sensitive subject, his daughter Stephanie and her drug use, which led to the November 2012 overdose. The family man and father of four described getting the news as the “worst phone call ever.” But he said Stephanie got through it and is doing great now. And that he appreciates everyone’s thoughts and prayers throughout the ordeal.

Bon Jovi went on to say that these type of incidents take place far more than most people are aware of. “In short, that problem is much more prevalent than I knew and I cannot get over how many people I’ve met that said, ‘my son, my daughter,’ people I love, respect, admire; it happens to all sorts of families all over,” he said, “there’s a lot of pressure on kids these days [and] there’s access to things my generation didn’t have.”

Thankfully, Stephanie got through it and is doing well!

Are you a Bon Jovi fan? What do you think of what he had to say about heroin and how it is used by so many kids today? And were you surprised? Sound off in the comments section and let us know what you think.

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8 Responses to “Bon Jovi’s Daughter Doing Great Following Heroin Overdose”

  1. bob steele Says:
    March 23rd, 2013 at 5:26 pm

    hey thank your higher power for a give me your lucky, i,ll share mine that was not so good as yours my call was your brother has left this life now i don,t no you from adam but maybe your next song should be titled i,m the lucky one best of wishs for you an your family 1 more thing before i go tell every one evey day you love them trust me on this cause you will have a smile on your face 24×7

  2. Sherry B Says:
    March 23rd, 2013 at 6:36 pm

    Have you ever considered actually PROOFING what you put up or hiring a copy editor? “American Idol guest star, John Bon Jovi appeared on the Katie Couric show on Friday, Mar. 15 where her discussed his career.” OH, her did?

  3. cindyd Says:
    March 23rd, 2013 at 6:45 pm

    My friend’s daughter wasn’t so lucky…18 and dead from heroin Hey kids…be smart, don’t start…

  4. sharkb8 Says:
    March 23rd, 2013 at 7:38 pm

    Access to things his generation didn’t have? I’m 3 years older than him. Heroin was around!

  5. Victoria Says:
    March 23rd, 2013 at 8:23 pm

    No not surprised, He is just letting you know
    that stars are human too. and have the same problems as we do. the stars are just on front street. God be with him.

  6. Sherry Says:
    March 24th, 2013 at 2:10 pm

    Heroin was around then but he made a wise choice not to use. God be with him, his family and his amazing band. He has staying power becuz the band is his and he has made the choice of being true and honest.

  7. Paula Says:
    March 24th, 2013 at 9:49 pm

    I would like to see an encore of that show I didn’t get to watch it that day. Or have bon jovi back on the show again and have him sing his new song Amen. I have his new album and I love it so much I listen to it everyday. Bon jovi your music always touches the heart. You are true to your fans as well as to your music best singer in the world

  8. Michelle Says:
    March 28th, 2013 at 6:29 am

    Let’s hope she stays off of this crap. Heroin does not care who it destroys.


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