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Jon Bon Jovi opens up about 19-year-old daughter's heroin use

March 22, 2013 at 12:03 PM   |   Comments

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NEW YORK, March 22 (UPI) -- New Jersey rocker Jon Bon Jovi says he received the "worst phone call ever" after his 19-year-old daughter, Stephanie Bongiovi, overdosed on heroin.

The Bon Jovi front man opened up about the harrowing experience in November during an interview airing on Friday's edition of "Katie."

"Worst phone call ever," Bon Jovi told interviewer Katie Couric about learning his daughter suffered a drug overdose at her New York college.

"She's doing great and I appreciate everyone's thoughts and prayers, [but] in short, that problem is much more prevalent ... than I knew and I cannot get over how many people I've met that have said, 'My son, my daughter," the musician said.

"There is a lot of pressure on kids these days. There's access to things my generation didn't have. ... I'm just blessed she's healthy and whole, and we'll get through it."

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