Jon Bon Jovi “Had No Idea” Of Daughter’s Drug Use

Jon Bon Jovi breaks his silence following the November 14 heroin overdose that hospitalized his daughter Stephanie, 19, last month.

The legendary rocker, 50, says he’s “confident” his daughter will be okay, telling the Associated Press, “You surround them with the best help and love and move on, and that’s where we’re at with it.”

The incident occurred in Stephanie’s Hamilton College dorm room in Clinton, N.Y.

“I didn’t have any sisters,” the Livin on a Prayer singer says. “We bring home this girl the first day. Now what? Where’s the manual? There was no manual. So you bring her up the best you can, you surround her with hugs and kisses and know that she may eventually fall down.”

The singer and his wife of 23 years, Dorothea, had “no idea” of their daughter’s substance use.

“I appreciate the outpouring of kindness in light of what happened in my household,” the father-of-four says. “I’m shocked as much as the next parent with this situation and had no idea.”

And it sounds like they’re all looking forward to a brighter future.

“But then you surround them with best help and love and move on, and that’s where we’re at with it,” he shares. “Steph is a great kid. Great GPA. Cool school, Hamilton College up in Clinton, N.Y. 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. But who knew? I’ve got three more to come.”

Jon and Dorothea are also parents to sons Jesse, 17, Jacob, 10, and Romeo, 8.

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  • Krishna

    I live in Clinton and am a Hamilton alumnae. I am sick of outsiders bringing in drugs. If you want to take drugs, it’s your problem, just keep it out of our town.

    • Lakesha

      Drugs are in every town. If people in your town were not interested in drugs, there wouldn’t be a market there.

  • musiclover

    What a beautiful family! I hope Stephanie is able to stay off drugs, and is able to continue her education and have a full and happy life. If only kids would stay away from drugs and realize that they are not invincible.

  • Tinamarie

    Sorry but he is lying or at least knew about it in the past. I graduated high school with Steph and while she was super sweet she had struggles back then. She was suspended twice for bringing pot and cocaine on grounds. I feel sorry for her but playing ignorant won’t help.

    • Neelie

      really??? how can you get into college after being suspended twice!

      • Anonymous9

        Your dad has a hundred million dollars and is willing to write a nice check?

      • Anonymous

        Are you that simple? Of course you can get in anywhere if colleges are paid enough! What does she have to gain making something like that up?

    • Carolyn

      Duh ! If you see something, say something !

  • Anna

    He sounds a bit in denial. Heroin is a serious drug, she’ll have to work hard forever to stay off it.

  • Carolyn

    JB is correct ! We parents do the BEST that we can, and pray that Good takes care of the rest ! I bet they didn’t know, because Their daughter probably was exposed or introdced to Heroin, at the college . . . trying to FIT IN or giving in to PEER pressure. It is all about the so-called College Expierience ! Those kinds of ” experieces ” has ruined many students or in some cases have KILLED several students. I hate that all, of a parents hard work, can get ” corrupted “, in a semester ! Let’s pray that JB’s daughter has learned a lesson. Amen !

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