Bon Jovi opened up to Katie Couric on March 15 about the terrifying experience he felt when his daughter Stephanie, 19, suffered a drug overdose in her dorm room. He revealed how she is doing on — read on to find out what he said.
Superstar Jon Bon Jovi, 51, sat down with Katie Couric, 56, to discuss his daughter Stephanie Bongiovi’s, 19, November 2012 heroin overdose. He told Katie about that terrifying phone call he had to get and the bigger picture of it all.
Jon Bon Jovi On His Daughter’s Overdose
“Worst phone call ever,” Jon tells Katie about the call he got regarding his daughter’s drug overdose in her college dorm room.
Jon Bon Jovi: Kids Have A ‘Lot Of Pressure’
A few months have passed, and Jon says that “she’s doing great” and that he truly “appreciates everyone’s thoughts and prayer,” but this problem is a lot larger than he thought. He sees first-hand that a lot of people are dealing with drug abuse, not just his daughter.
“In short, that problem is much more of a problem than I knew and I can’t get over how many people have said ‘My son, my daughter,'” Jon continued to tell Katie. “There is a lot of pressure on kids these days.”
Bon Jovi On Raising His Daughter, Stephanie
After Stephanie’s incident with heroin abuse, Jon spoke out to the Associated Press about trying to raise his daughter well with his wife Dorothea Hurley, 50.
“So you bring her up the best you can, you surround her with hugs and kisses and know that she may eventually fall down,” Jon told AP on Dec. 3 about the difficulties and struggles of raising a daughter.
Bon Jovi Shocked By Stephanie’s Drug Problem
With no idea what was going on, Jon was completely “shocked as much as the next parent with this situation” when he found out about Stephanie’s difficulties with heroin.
It’s been a difficult time of trying to recover for Stephanie, but Jon says the whole family is trying to push on through.
“I’m just blessed she’s healthy and whole and we’ll get through it,” Jon tells Katie in the interview.
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— Rachael Ellenbogen
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