JON Bon Jovi kicked Richie Sambora out of Bon Jovi because of his hard-partying ways.
Although it was claimed guitarist Sambora left the band over “personal issues,” sources have told New York Post gossip column Page Six that the rocker — who was replaced at Tuesday night’s show in Calgary, Canada, by Theofilos “Phil X” Xenidis, who also filled in during Sambora’s second stint in rehab in 2011 — has been causing the band problems for quite some time, and Jon was keen to see him go.
“Jon [Bon Jovi] has been trying to get rid of him. He drinks constantly and has a stream of Hollywood bimbos around all the time,” one insider said.
Sambora is apparently no longer striving for sobriety.
“He told me that he didn’t believe in rehab,” said the source. “He really is a hard partier, and so are the women he hangs out with.”
It just came out Bon Jovi did not force out Sambora. Should be an interesting show next Friday as Bon Jovi invades the Staples Center in Los Angeles minus Sambora! Make sure and check out my facebook page by clicking here.