Richie Sambora tells why he left Bon Jovi. “I had no choice”.

In 2013, the guitarist’s departure from the band surprised fans. Now, Richie Sambora opens the book

Richie Sambora explained why he left Bon Jovi in 2013 after a career dedicated to the band.

The guitarist gave an interview to “People”, days after Jon Bon Jovi revealed that the group “is still waiting” for Sambora’s return.

“It wasn’t a popular decision,” he admitted. “But I had no choice. I had a lot of work to do regarding my personal life”.

“We went through a lot together. Those were times of family psychological balance. I’m not an angel, but Ava [her daughter] needed me to be at her side. The family had to come first. That’s what happened.

Sambora also revealed that she was “lucky” to be able to rent a private plane to go to Ava whenever she demanded it. “I was making enough money to be able to have it, and see my daughter, even if only for one day,” she said.