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Report: Sambora Enters Treatment Facility

6/7/2007 4:45 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Richie SamboraRichie Sambora, guitarist for the band Bon Jovi, has entered a treatment facility in California, PEOPLE is reporting.

"Richie Sambora has entered an undisclosed treatment facility in Los Angeles," a rep for the band said in a statement. "He asks that you respect he and his family's privacy at this time."

Sambora recently broke up with actress Denise Richards, after dating for about a year. He split with Heather Locklear last year, after 12 years of marriage.

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46.

dude    

Washed up a@#hole rocker, Oh he can't rock for S@#T!

2604 days ago
47.

Anna Hagy    

Well not surprised after seeing him and Denise snot coke on the beach in plan view of a camera. Idiots! Now their children can read about this one day.

2604 days ago
48.

Alan    

WHERES THESE CELEBS GETTING THEIR DRUGS?

THEY SHOULD BELONG IN A ZOO WITH ALL THE CRAP

2604 days ago
49.

Standards are badly needed.    

Who else has some ownership here? If someone broke up with me like that, in the press, after all those years of marriage and a child, I'd probably drink/drug too.

2604 days ago
50.

^@^    

He just had his publisist cay "Rehab" as its the in think with celbs.. he really going to a FAT FARM.

2604 days ago
51.

Frank the Fixer    

All i can say is sober up !! i did it so can you stay with the program !!

2604 days ago
52.

Frank the Fixer    

All i can say is sober up !! i did it so can you stay with the program !!

2604 days ago
53.

Carol    

I hope that true love prevails. I hope that Heather Locklear stands by her ex-husband, helps him through these troubled times and their love reignites. These two should be together and not just for the sake of their child. You could see that they really had "deep" love for one another. Good luck!

2604 days ago
54.

Sarah E    

I LOVE YOU RICHIE!

YOU ARE A ROCK GOD!! I HOPE EVERYTHING WORKS OUT FOR THE BEST.

2604 days ago
55.

Angiebaby    

Ritchie... you have been sailing troubling seas for a while now. How can rehab make things worse? IT CAN'T!!! It can only help you on which ever path you take. Best of luck to you!

2604 days ago
56.

Chris    

Finally...it is about time! By the way, he has needed rehab for a long long time, I am glad he is doing it now and I hope he learns from it! I used to be a hard core Bon Jovi fan and Richie has ruined that for the last three drunken years, (just on his behavior alone) and please do not bother me with a "true fan" argument and to all the Heather haters, shame on you! Amazing how people will justify a persons long standing behavior on something normal or very recent...such as a death...but people that was just the last straw, he has had many many chances to make things right with himself and those around him, I just hope he learns from it and lives life wisely!

Oh yea, and for the over 100,000,000 fans can't be wrong mantra that translates to 100 million records sold, I have all of them and I am just one person, do the math.....and the new album is not getting rave reviews.

Richie has made a mess of his life for a long time, again I am glad he is getting the help now before someone gets hurt, he is lucky he only hurt himself when he broke his shoulder (he was drunk) and recently when he crashed into his gate with his car, he was drunk there too. As for Heather would you put up with this kind of thing for a long time especially with a young child at home????

#55, thanks for bringing up David Bryan, he is a class act all the way!!!!

2604 days ago
57.

Sabrina    

Mz captain crash......you're too harsh on Richie.

Unless you know for sure that he's ALL to blame for all that's happened, just chill.

Yes, Richie drinks but living with a shallow, manipulative person like Heather wouldn't help the matter but make him run faster to his drink.

I'm tired of everyone tearing him apart. He has a problem and obviously is acknowledging it and getting help. But that doesn't make it right for people to use him as the scapegoat to come out looking good.

Heather and Denise both knew what Richie was like before getting with him. Did they think they could magically change him? Stupid thinking. You can't change anyone but yourself and I'm sure he's hurt himself more than anyone just because he may not know what he needs.

Think about it: here's this soulful, creative person with a great heart surrounded by people who's only concern is vanity and money. Of course they couldn't help him!

Then his father dies; another blow. And even then people don't have the decency to back off and let him breathe and come to terms with his loss. Another record, another tour, another picture, etc.

The machine has to keep going......we all know it translates to $$$$.

He can't perform? Duh! he's been bombarded for almost two years with all this crap.

Can anyone just have his back and help him without wanting something out of it for themselves?

Oh yeah, his daughter. But she's only 9. I just hope he's alright.

At 47, he still has much to participate in and is young. Prayers to you Richie. You can do it!!!

2604 days ago
58.

TheseDays    

How sad. C'mon, Richie, pull it together. I just have no interest at all, whatsoever, to see Bon Jovi without Richie. It's a sad day to see Jon and the guys performing without him. Richie's a super intelligent guy, he'll get it right this time. Mind over matter, stay focused and STRONG, get rid of the poisons that are destroying you - it can be done, it really can and it really doesn't have to be all that difficult. Strong minds prevail. I have the faith in Richie.

For those of you making Heather the victim.....PUHLEZ.....she can write a book about heavy-duty partying.

2603 days ago
59.

hotpatrol    

a rep for the band said in a statement. "He asks that you respect he and his family's privacy at this time."

hey, "REP FOR THE BAND".....someone needs to go to grammar school before publically speaking about "he privacy".



2603 days ago
60.

U people R Stupid    

U PEOPLE NEED TO LAY OFF RICHIE. HE JUST LOST HIS DAD,TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHAT IS BEST FOR AVA & GET HIS LIFE TOGETHER. ALL U LOSERS CAN DO IS JUDGE RICHIE. U DON'T EVEN KNOW HIS STORY & THE BAND ISN'T GOING TO DITCH HIM AFTER 20 YEARS OF MUSIC. HE'S NEVER BEEN IN THE NEWS UNTIL HE WENT OUT WITH THE DUMB BIMBO. I'D LIKE TO SEE HOW U LOSER READERS HANDLE ALL THE STRESS. HE WILL BE BACK ON THE ROAD IN NO TIME. YOU JUST GET WELL RICHIE & THINGS WILL COME TOGETHER. ALL THE NEGATIVE COMMENTS ARE BY LOSER PEOPLE WHO ARE JEALOUS OF YOUR TALENT & STUPID IN THEIR OWN RIGHT. HEATHER WAS DUMB FOR GIVING U UP. IT DIDN'T TAKE LONG FOR HER TO DATE. DAVID SPADE (OH PLZ-HE'S A LOSER) & NOW JACK WAGNER. SHE'S ON HER ROAD TO 'DOING' HOLLYWOOD. THERE IS A GOOD ROLE MODEL FOR AVA.U JUST HEAL RICHIE. EVERYONE ELSE CAN LEAVE HIM ALONE!

2602 days ago
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