Jon Bon Jovi breaks his silence following the November 14 heroin overdose that hospitalized his daughter Stephanie, 19, last month.
The legendary rocker, 50, says he’s “confident” his daughter will be okay, telling the Associated Press, “You surround them with the best help and love and move on, and that’s where we’re at with it.”
The incident occurred in Stephanie’s Hamilton College dorm room in Clinton, N.Y.
“I didn’t have any sisters,” the Livin on a Prayer singer says. “We bring home this girl the first day. Now what? Where’s the manual? There was no manual. So you bring her up the best you can, you surround her with hugs and kisses and know that she may eventually fall down.”
The singer and his wife of 23 years, Dorothea, had “no idea” of their daughter’s substance use.
“I appreciate the outpouring of kindness in light of what happened in my household,” the father-of-four says. “I’m shocked as much as the next parent with this situation and had no idea.”
And it sounds like they’re all looking forward to a brighter future.
“But then you surround them with best help and love and move on, and that’s where we’re at with it,” he shares. “Steph is a great kid. Great GPA. Cool school, Hamilton College up in Clinton, N.Y. Everything about it is idyllic. She was doing great. Then a sudden and steep decline. Hopefully, we caught it when we did and that’s the end of it. But who knew? I’ve got three more to come.”
Jon and Dorothea are also parents to sons Jesse, 17, Jacob, 10, and Romeo, 8.