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Bon Jovi’s Sambora opens up about quitting ’13 tour

Bon Jovi’s Sambora opens up about quitting ’13 tour

FAMILY MAN: Richie Sambora, shown here performing earlier this month, says he decided to quit touring to spend more time with his teenage daughter. Photo: Associated Press

Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora quit the band’s 2013 tour so he could spend more time with his daughter.

The rocker left the tour in April citing a “personal matter” and he was dogged by speculation his departure was down to a falling out with singer Jon Bon Jovi over money.

Sambora remained tight-lipped about his reasons for quitting, but he has now revealed his decision to stay at home was due to a desire to spend more time with his daughter, Ava, who turned 16 last month.

He tells The Today Show Australia, “Honestly, I went out for the first leg of the tour, I had no idea this was going to happen. I just started spending time with my kid between (tour) legs, and my spirit wouldn’t pull myself out the door. I just needed to be home.”
S
ambora has not ruled out rejoining the band, and insists quitting the tour doesn’t mean the end of the rock group.

He says, “I think (I will rejoin the band), yeah, I’m pretty sure. I don’t think it’s going to be the end of the band or anything like that.”

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