He cites 'personal issues' as the reason
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(TMZ) - Richie Sambora is bailing on the Bon Jovi world tour because of "personal issues," but it has NOTHING to do with substance abuse - it's all about war that's exploded between Jon and Richie, TMZ reports.
Sources directly connected to Bon Jovi tell TMZ that tensions between Jon and Richie have been running high for years and it's finally erupted. One source tells TMZ, "It's a classic Jagger/Richards blowup."
TMZ reports that part of the problem is that Jon constantly belittles Richie. But there's another part of the problem - they're fighting over money.
Richie was a no-show at a Bon Jovi concert in Calgary last night, and yesterday he posted on the Bon Jovi website that he was pulling out because of "personal issues."
During the Calgary concert, Jon told the crowd, "I had two choices: pack up and go home or give you everything I got ... Richie Sambora won't be performing for a while. If there's ever a night I need you, it's tonight, Calgary!"
In the meantime, Richie's been spending personal time with his daughter. The two were on vacation in Hawaii last week. According to TMZ, it was an 11-day trip filled with zip-lining, hikes, paddle boarding, and chilling at the pool.
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