Richie Sambora Addresses Bon Jovi Docuseries in New Interview

Former Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora says he will return to Bon Jovi on one condition, he reveals in a new interview on The Allison Hagendorf Show.

“If he gets [his voice] back, I’ll go play. I got songs,” Sambora, 62, told Hagendorf of frontman Jon Bon Jovi, who underwent vocal cord surgery in 2022. “I swear to God. It’s the honest-to-God truth… I told everybody that I would without a doubt go back. The world needs it… We need hope.”

Sambora–who left the band in 2013– said that he wasn’t entire on board with the way he was edited in the Hulu documentary  Thank You, Goodnight: The Bon Jovi Story, and that he wished that the band’s problems “didn’t deserve to be mounted on me so hard.”

Sambora told the host that he has only been in touch with other members of the band “casually” because ” there’s a bit of a rift,” but will do a reunion for the fans.

“The fans will just love it. It’s not finance, it has nothing to do with. The world could use it,” he said on the show, which is co-produced by Danny Wimmer Presents and premieres Wednesday, May 8. “But as Jon said, he’s been having problems with his voice, and now he had that operation… It’s an iffy thing at best. I don’t know if there’s anybody that has ever had that be successful. I’m not really sure about that. And I went to his house, and we talked about it.”

Sambora recently released the new single, “I Pray,” a song earmarked as a duet between him and Jon Bon Jovi.

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