Rehab is for quitters, but Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora didn’t seem to get the message the first time he was sent to rehab for his booze problem in 2007. Hence, his bandmates have sent him back there again! In a development set to piss off front man Jon Bon Jovi, who is very fond of making a fast buck out of his fans, Sambora has been sent to the clinic for several months of drying out which will see him miss the band’s North American and European tours.

A statement from the band says “Our support for Richie is absolute. He is, and will remain, a member of Bon Jovi. Although he will be absent from upcoming shows for the time being, we very much look forward to his healthy return. In the meantime, we will keep our commitment to our fans and continue our tour.” While Sambora’s recent battle with the bottle has been fairly well documented, he’s keeping the location of the rehab clinic a closely guarded secret.

A ‘friend’ of the band apparently said Sambora had recently come to the realisation that he “recently has been drinking too much, and wants to get his life together.” Check out our pics of Bon Jovi in Melbourne here