Wednesday, June 13, 2007
Richie Sambora Leaves Rehab
Richie Sambora has left the Los Angeles treatment facility he entered last week, PEOPLE has revealed exclusively. "Richie Sambora has completed a program at the UCLA Medical Center," a Bon Jovi rep told PEOPLE. "He is doing well and continues to receive outside support." Last week, Richie's rep said in a statement that the guitarist had entered an undisclosed treatment facility in Los Angeles. The specific nature of his problem was not disclosed at the time. It has been a trying year for Richie. In April, his divorce from Heather Locklear was finalized, and that same month, his father died of lung cancer. His relationship with girlfriend Denise Richards also ended. "Richie has had a terrible year," a close friend of the rocker told PEOPLE. "I think this was a culmination of all these things and finally he realized he needed to take care of himself. He'd put off everything for so long, taking care of everyone else, it was just time to stop and deal with his issues."