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Sambora extends leave from Bon Jovi tour

May 5, 2013 at 8:44 AM   |   Comments

LOS ANGELES, May 5 (UPI) -- Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora has announced he will not be joining the New Jersey band for the European and South African leg of its "Because We Can" tour.

Sambora tweeted Friday that although he is doing fine, he will not continue the tour, The Hollywood Reporter said.

"Thanks 4 your notes & concerns. I'm doing [expletive] great," he tweeted. "This is a private matter but please know I love the band and you fans!"

The guitarist has been absent from the band's North American tour due to "personal reasons," but rumors have pointed to a monetary dispute as the core problem. However, lead man Jon Bon Jovi insists Sambora is still a part of the band.

"All I can say honest to God is that it's a personal matter, but we love him very much," Bon Jovi said on the Ellen DeGeneres Show in April. "He's absolutely still a member of the band."

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