Jon Bon Jovi was interviewed by the U.K magazine Seven Days recently about how Richie Sambora is doing:

“It was great for Richie to go and take care of himself knowing full well he was not being fired or punished. He needed and wanted to seek help. Now he’s focused, re-energized and everything is great. Our partnership is as strong as ever.”

Bon Jovi expressed admiration for Sambora’s dedication.

“I think he's very cognizant of the situation and loves his mother, daughter and band more than anything in the world,” he said. “I’m very proud of his efforts. He’s still my dearest friend.”