Rocker Jon Bon Jovi and his family are in shock after his daughter Stephanie Rose was arrested following an alleged overdose.
Police were called after the Hamilton College student was found unresponsive in her dorm room in Kirkland, New York earlier this week. Although she has recovered, the entire family’s horrified by what happened. A source told Us Weekly, “This was a shock. A very sad shock. Everyone was shocked [to hear about what happened].”
While Stephanie is known for her outgoing ways, friends insisted they had no idea she was interested in drugs. Another insider added, “Stephanie is a sweetheart and so down-to-earth. She always wanted to party, but not in a way that made anyone think differently of her over any other teenager.”
Jon and his wife Dorothea Hurley also have three sons: Jesse James, 17, Jacob Hurley, 10, and Romeo Jon,
It was announced on Thursday that Stephanie and the male friend who was with her when she collapsed won’t face any drug charges even though a small bag of heroin along with marijuana and other drug paraphernalia were reportedly discovered in her college dorm room.
The District Attorney dropped all charges because of a “New York law that specifically prohibits prosecution of people experiencing a drug overdose – as well as the people who help them seek medical care”.
Rocker Jon Bon Jovi has rushed back to comfort his distraught family in New York after hurricane Sandy.
The star – who attended the Pride of Britain Awards on Monday night – has cut short his UK publicity tour and boarded a private jet to return to his wife Dorothea and their four children after their $24 million home was badly damaged in the terrifying storm leaving them stranded without power.
A source close to the 50-year-old singer told the Daily Mirror newspaper, “He was really incredibly anxious for his family who were stuck in New York in an apartment and was desperate to be reunited with them.
“The family house in New Jersey was also hit quite badly and he needs to go back to assess the damage and what can be salvaged.
“He has loved his time in the UK and was here for a while yet but his family must take priority. It’s been a deeply upsetting time.”
Jovi – whose New Jersey based charity restaurant Soul Kitchen was also damaged in the storm – also told the MailOnline: “I am committed to my Soul Foundation and Soul Kitchen Restaurant which a lot of people rely on for their food. I need to find a generator and get that working.
“What can I do, I have to get there and find out. We take care of each other, that’s what we do in our town.”
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