Jon Bon Jovi Is Alive!
Reports of Jon Bon Jovi’s death have proven to be totally false.
And if that doesn’t appear newsworthy, then the official announcement that he’s alive and well comes after internet frenzy yesterday (December 19), when it was falsely reported that the singer had been found dead at his home in New Jersey.
The report claimed that paramedics responded to a 911 call and rushed JBJ to hospital after they found him unable to breathe. But he subsequently went into cardiac arrest and died.
However, Jon immediately responded to this report via his Twitter account. He posted the photo below, along with the comment: ‘Heaven looks a lot like New Jersey. December 19th 2011 6:00.’
So Bon Jovi fans can rest easy – Jon hasn’t gone out in a blaze of glory.
UPDATE: Jeffrey Goho of Philadephia band Munutia has now admitted starting the ‘Jon Bon Jovi Is Dead’ rumour. Goho claims he did it, because he wants the man to concentrate on singing rather than other activities.
“It was like, ‘Jeez, (Bon Jovi) was a household name due to the music, not the business’, he told the Asbury Park Press. “I’m not proud of it. I’m getting a lot of backlash from it, but as stupid as it sounds, that’s how it started. I just had a blurb and went with it.”
Cynic might suggest this was a way to get his own band some attention.