Jon Bon Jovi Breaks Silence About Daughter’s Overdose, Arrest

Jon Bon Jovi and his daughter Stephanie Rose backstage at the White Trash Beautiful fashion show at the IndigO2 in London.  PA Photos /Landov

Jon Bon Jovi has much to be thankful for this holiday season — and that includes the thoughts and prayers of his fans following his daughter Stephanie's shocking heroin overdose and arrest last week.

Speaking out for the very first time since 19-year-old Stephanie Bongiovi's Nov. 14 incident, the rocker, 50, was philosophical in an interview with Fox 11.

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"What I do for a living seems glitzy and glamorous but if you don't take it too seriously it's a great way to make a living," said the singer, who has four kids with wife of 23 years Dorothea Hurley. "And then life goes on. Things happen."

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Stephanie and her friend Ian S. Grant were initially arrested at Hamilton College in Kirkland, New York, but charges were subsequently dropped due to recently amended state laws; she recovered from the overdose at a local hospital.

Said her father to Fox 11: "This tragedy was something that I had to face too so we'll get through it. And people's warm wishes for my family and I have been really reassuring. So, we're good"

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Still, a source close to the family told Us that the "Bad Medicine" rocker and her family are reeling. "No one had any idea she did those kinds of drugs . . . Steph has a wild side, but she's not a crazy partier."

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