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Bon Jovi says daughter's suspected drug overdose a 'tragedy'

Published on Nov 22, 2012 6:06 AM

LOS ANGELES (REUTERS) - Singer Jon Bon Jovi called his teenage daughter's apparent heroin overdose a "tragedy", and said support for the family has been "incredible", in his first public comments since Stephanie Bongiovi's arrest and release last week.

"It's human. This tragedy was something that I had to face, too, so we'll get through it," Bon Jovi told Fox television's Los Angeles affiliate on Tuesday.

"People's incredible warm wishes for my family and I have been really reassuring. So, we're good," the singer added.

Bongiovi, 19, was found unresponsive in a dorm room at Hamilton College in Clinton, New York, last week due to a suspected heroin overdose.

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