Former Bon Jovi guitarist, Richie Sambora has announced he would rejoin Bon Jovi “for a special situations gig.”
Sambora quit the group in 2013 due to family reasons but he remains on friendly terms with his former bandmates. The guitarist made his opinion known that he would not oppose joining back with the band, albeit under the right circumstances.
Not long ago, Jon Bon Jovi revealed that he wished Richie “had his life together and was still in the band”.
Sambora addressed Jon’s comments when speaking in an interview with the Daily Mail.
“When people say I don’t have my life together, are you kidding me? I’m the happiest dude on the block.”
(When I left the band,) “I was in a dire situation with my family, and I had to make a tough decision. And I did, and I’m sure people weren’t happy about it… Jon and I spent more time together than we spent with our families, because him and I wrote the songs.”
Richie is not ruling out another reunion. The 61 year-old said it would have to be a special situation for him to return but, he is “certainly not ruling it out”.
“It would have to be a special situation for me to go back, but I’m certainly not counting it out. I have no malice toward that band,” he declared.
Richie insisted he will never have any regrets about leaving the band because he had to put his family first.
“My daughter just graduated on the dean’s list from LSU (Louisiana State University) as a psychology major and I love (ex-wife) Heather (Locklear) now more than when we first met. We still maintain a friendship and realise that we are definitely bound by blood and family“.
Bon Jovi’s album 2020, released on October 2nd. It is now available to stream.