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September 26, 2007

Bon Jovi Rehab

Richie Sambora Back To Rehab; Lohan's New Neighbor

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (September 24, 2007) — Richie Sambora has headed back to the Cirque Lodge rehab center in Utah.This just a month before his band, Bon Jovi, is set to go back on tour.“Richie is continuing the on-going treatment he began in June,” his publicist tells Access.The New York Daily News reported on Sunday that Richie is now a next-door neighbor of fellow patient Lindsay Lohan.

Bon Jovi Rehab

The bad news is that Richie Sambora is reportedly back in rehab. The good news is he won't likely be the only celebrity in group therapy as he's checked into the same facility as teenybopper star Lindsay Lohan. Maybe she'll talk him into appearing on her next album? Are maybe they'll ride off into the sober sunset together on his "steel horse"?

The Bon Jovi guitarist first entered rehab in June to treat a drinking problem that some fans reported at the time came to a head during the taping of a performance for MTV Unplugged. He received the spin dry treatment at the UCLA Medical Center but apparently the week long treatment wasn't enough. At the time his spokesperson told People.com "Richie Sambora has completed a program at the UCLA Medical Center. He is doing well and continues to receive outside support."

Apparently that "overnight" treatment requires an additional rehab stint at another facility. This time he checked into Cirque Lodge in Utah, which is the same rehab facility where Lindsay Lohan is currently receiving treatment. According to HollywoodScoop.com Richie's rep said of this new hospitalization, “Richie is continuing the on-going treatment he began in June.”

At the time of his first rehab visit Sambora told NBC's Matt Lauer "I was just drinking too much, and I needed to get my life together." Let's hope this time works out for Richie.

Posted by riesambo at September 26, 2007 06:20 AM