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Jon Bon Jovi

on Daughter's Drug Arrest

'We'll Get Through It'

11/21/2012 6:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Jon Bon Jovi
has opened up about his daughter's drug overdose and arrest at her college in NY ... calling the incident a "tragedy" ... but insisting the family will get through the situation together.

TMZ broke the story ... Stephanie Bongiovi was arrested on Nov. 14 after cops responded to call about someone who had overdosed in a dorm room. When cops arrived, Steph was alive ... and eventually arrested for drug possession. The charges were later dropped.

Last night, Stephanie's famous father spoke about the incident with Fox 11's Courtney Friel ... saying simply, "Things happen."

He added, "This tragedy was something that I had to face too so we'll get through it. And people's warm wishes for my family and I have been really reassuring. So, we're good."

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31.

JBJ4ever    

His daughter nearly died in an overdose, it is a tragedy for any parent. Try to put yourself in his shoes before judging him. Jon, your fans will always support you. God bless you.

702 days ago
32.

amys    

I still love him!! He is a father don't you remember

702 days ago
33.

WASCOWEYWABBIT    

I'm soooo happy Mr. BON JOVI is going to "get through it". My son DIED from a drug overdose last MAY. Mr. BON JOVI's words have been sooooo inspirational. I'm still trying to figure out how to "get though it". What a F***ED up society. BJ is a self absorbed idiot.

702 days ago
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_][ Character_Assassin ][_    

Well, thank god the charges were dropped. For a minute there, I thought she was gonna drop a dime on her dealer to get out of her predicament. Nice to know her drug dealer is safe.

702 days ago
35.

rsmik    

Poor little rich girl

702 days ago
36.

Karen    

No one should judge Jon. I'm sure Stephanie has two decent parents. You can be the best parent in the world,but you can't always help the choices your kids make. The important thing is they are together as a family. Many don't have that!

702 days ago
37.

missnyfl    

The charges were dropped. Hmmm. Yeah, I guess that's fair.

702 days ago
38.

Jody    

Love you as a singer dude, but this wasn't a tragedy….she didn't die.

702 days ago
39.

krktoday    

Parent's have no control over what a kid does after they leave home. This does not make Jon BonJovi a bad parent. He was never a drug user and he made many public announcement's to his young fan's that he didn't. If a kid goes off to college and experiment's with drug's it certainly doesn't mean she left a home full of uncaring parent's.

702 days ago
40.

marilyn seevers    

I PRAY for your child...I have been battling this with my daughter, 24, for eight years now. NO ONE understands unless they have walked in our shoes, not even family. GOD BLESS YOU ALL!!

702 days ago
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marilyn seevers    

I PRAY for your child and your family. I have been battling this with my beautiful daughter, 24, by myself for eight years. EVERY day I wake up and wonder if today is the day I will lose my child. I have battled the PILL MILLS, the SICK DOCTORS, etc. We are losing our young ones to these drugs. Please pray for my child. GOD BLESS YOU and your DAUGHTER!!

702 days ago
42.

Nicole    

jon get your kid into rehab where she belongs and don't brush this off or she'll be dead soon

702 days ago
43.

Theresa    

Prayers with you and your family and daughter at this time. You may be famous and awesome, but, your family are human beings with flaws and mistakes just like the 'real' people in the world. God Bless!

702 days ago
44.

dee    

my heart goes out to the family hope she has learned a valuable lesson and all goes good for her and the family

702 days ago
45.

Rich     

\John God bless you and your family. This road is bumpy but you will survive as well as your daughter.

702 days ago
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