Jon Bon Jovi opens up about daughter Stephanie Bongiovi's reported heroin overdose
Jon Bon Jovi has opened up about his 19-year-old daughter Stephanie Bongiovi's recent drug arrest and reported heroin overdose, saying his family will get through the "tragedy."
Bongiovi was hospitalized earlier this month was charged with drug possession after police responded to an emergency call at Hamilton College in New York. She and a male student were arrested for drug possession. The charges were later dropped due to a state law that exempts people who suffer overdoses or those who report them from being prosecuted for drug cases.
"This tragedy was something I had to face too," Bon Jovi, 50, told the local Fox television station in Los Angeles in a recent interview to promote the new film "Stand Up Guys." "So, we'll get through it and people's incredible warm wishes for my family and I have been really reassuring. So, we're good. We're good."
Bongiovi is the singer eldest child. He and wife Dorothea have three younger sons.
Bon Jovi is also an actor. He began his on-screen career with a small role in the 1990 film "Young Guns II" and went on to star in movies such as "Moonlight and Valentino" and "U-571" and also had a recurring part on the show "Ally McBeal."
He is not a cast member of "Stand Up Guys," but rather contributed two songs to the soundtrack of the crime comedy, which is set for a limited release in the United States on December 14 before hitting more theaters in February 2013.