Bon Jovi shocked over daughter overdose
Concern: Jon Bon Jovi
Jon Bon Jovi admits his daughter’s drugs overdose left him “shocked” – and it’s made him wonder what’s in store for his three younger kids.
Stephanie Rose Bongiovi, 19, was hospitalised in New York last month after being found unresponsive in her college dormitory. She and a friend were charged with drugs offences, but the charges were later dropped.
Her father recently said the family were coping well with the situation. But now he tells AP: “I’m shocked as much as the next parent with this situation. I had no idea.
“I didn’t have any sisters. We bring home this girl the first day – now what? Where’s the manual? There’s no manual. So you bring her up the best you can, you surround her with hugs and kisses, and you know that she may eventually fall down.”
But when the moment came he feels he was as ready for it as he could ever be. “You surround them with the best help and love, and move on,” he says. “That’s where we’re at with it.”
However, he’s still bewildered by the sudden change in perspective. “Steph is a great kid at a cool school. Everything about it is idyllic. She was doing great – then a sudden and steep decline. Hopefully we caught it when we did and that’s the end of it.”
And Bon Jovi can’t help thinking about what’s in store for his younger kids. “Who knew? I’ve got three more to come.”