Bon Jovi: Shocked that Daughter Was Using Drugs

December 4, 2012 By:
Bon Jovi: Shocked that Daughter Was Using Drugs

It was a scary situation that—thankfully—didn’t take anyone’s life.

Weeks after his daughter’s college dorm heroin overdose that rocked the small town of Clinton, New York, Bon Jovi is reflecting on the incident.

The Associated Press recently interviewed the 50-year-old rocker about all the unfortunate excitement. In the discussion, Bon Jovi admitted that he is still figuring the whole parenting thing out as he goes. 

“I didn't have any sisters . . . There was no manual,” said Bon Jovi.  “So you bring her up the best you can, you surround her with hugs and kisses and know that she may eventually fall down.”

“I appreciate the outpouring of kindness in light of what happened in my household,” he added. “I'm shocked as much as the next parent with this situation and had no idea.”

Despite the personal life hiccup, Bon Jovi recently made headlines as the sixth highest paid musician of the year, earning $60 million in 2012 alone.  

As we previously reported, Stephanie Rose Bongiovi and her pal Ian S. Grant were arrested at Hamilton College for criminal possession of a controlled substance. Charges were later dropped thanks to New York’s Good Samaritan Law.  

But Bon Jovi hopes the headline-grabbing incident doesn’t reflect on his daughter’s character.

“Steph is a great kid. Great GPA”, he said. “She was doing great. Then a sudden and steep decline. Hopefully, we caught it when we did and that's the end of it.”