Following Jon Bon Jovi's recent remarks insinuating that Richie Sambora's life remains in disarray since quitting the band, the former Bon Jovi guitarist has answered back.
Earlier this month, while promoting the band's new 2020 album with Germany's Rock Antannae, Bon Jovi went so far as to claim that Sambora's life is in disarray — as well as surmising that the band might've fallen prey to “laziness” had Sambora not bailed in 2013, saying, “Y'know, there's not a day that goes by that I don't wish that Richie had his life together and was still in the band. And, yet, y'know, in a weird way, it's because of his inability to get it together anymore. . . I'm able to write songs like this. Maybe we would've gotten lazy. I don't know where we would've gone. But, through all that pain and heartbreak came this.”
In an exclusive interview with Daily Mail TV, Richie Sambora spoke candidly about his decision to leave the band to care for his and ex-wife Heather Locklear's now-23-year-old daughter Ava, saying, “Obviously it hurts and y'know, breaking up is hard to do. I was in a situation and it was not easy to make that decision to leave the band and the fans. I was in a dire situation with my family and I had to make a tough decision and I did and I'm sure people weren't happy about it.”