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According to Antimusic(via Radar Online), Richie Sambora's plane made an unscheduled stop last week at the Burbank airport in California due to an issue with the aircraft’s hydraulic pressure.
Once they were on the ground, the plane’s pilots reportedly spoke with Sambora and explained the reason for the emergency landing.
The Bon Jovi guitarist has been in the headlines recently for his high-profile departure from the group’s current tour. In a recent interview with the London Evening Standard, Jon Bon Jovi expressed his thoughts about his friend and bandmate.
Bon Jovi hinted at the reason for Sambora’s absence from their tour, saying he’d been "through it before," presumably alluding to his past issues with alcohol abuse.
Sambora fought back, telling the U.K.’s Daily Mail that everything was fine and he simply felt bad for his fans in his absence from Bon Jovi.
"My opinion is Jon wants to see if he can pull off stadiums by himself. He is making it very difficult for me to come back," he explained to the Daily Mail. "Enough with the trash talking!"
Bon Jovi stops at SPAC on July 22nd, so far, without Richie Sambora.