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Was Richie Sambora Fired?

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Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora might not have left the band’s tour voluntarily.

An unnamed source tells “The New York Post” that frontman Jon Bon Jovi has been “trying to get rid” of Sambora because the guitarist “drinks constantly and has a stream of Hollywood bimbos around all the time.”

The unidentified insider says Jon is following his wife Dorothea’s suggestion of keeping the band’s “Because We Can” trek drug and alcohol free, which conflicts with Sambora’s lifestyle. The source adds that Richie — who has twice sought treatment for substance abuse issues — is “a hard partier” who has said he “didn’t believe in rehab.”

Jon and Dorothea, meanwhile, have been dealing with a substance abuse problem within their own family. Late last year their daughter Stephanie was hospitalized and arrested after suffering a drug overdose.

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