Jon Bon Jovi. Photo by Reuters
Singer Jon Bon Jovi called his teenage daughter's
apparent heroin overdose a "tragedy," and said support for the
family has been "incredible," in his first public comments
since Stephanie Bongiovi's arrest and release last week.
"It's human. This tragedy was something that I had to face,
too, so we'll get through it," Bon Jovi told Fox television's
Los Angeles affiliate on Tuesday.
"People's incredible warm wishes for my family and I have
been really reassuring. So, we're good," the singer added.
Bongiovi, 19, was found unresponsive in a dorm room at
Hamilton College in Clinton, New York, last week due to a
suspected heroin overdose.
She was arrested on drug possession charges in connection
with the apparent overdose, but the charges were later
dropped as New York law prohibits the prosecution of people
who had overdosed and were in possession of small amounts of
She is the oldest of Bon Jovi's four children with wife
Bon Jovi discussed the incident while promoting upcoming
December film "Stand Up Guys," starring Al Pacino,
Christopher Walken and Alan Arkin, for which he provided
"What I do for a living seems glitzy and glamourous, but if
you don't take it too seriously, it's a great way to make a
living," the singer said.
"And then life goes on. Things happen."