Rocker Jon Bon Jovi speaks candidly about his daughter's problems

Rocker Jon Bon Jovi speaks candidly about his daughter's problems

Stephanie Bongiovi overdosed on heroin.

Jon Bon Jovi has somehow managed to avoid controversy during his decades-long career in rock music. He keeps a relatively low profile, especially where his family is concerned. Those of us who've followed Bon Jovi's career closely (and I have) were shocked when, last week, Jon's 19-year-old daughter, Stephanie Rose Bongiovi, apparently overdosed on heroin.

Now, Bon Jovi is speaking out about what happened. In a recent interview, the rocker says his family is getting through this, though it can't be easy.

I adore Jon Bon Jovi, I really do. His generosity knows no bounds, particularly where his home state of New Jersey is concerned. During an interview about a special Hurricane Sandy charity event, a reporter asked Bon Jovi about the situation with his daughter, Stephanie.

On November 14, 2012, Stephanie apparently overdosed on heroin in her dorm room at Hamilton College in Upstate New York. She's recovering, but she was charged with drug possession. Those criminal charges were later dropped, but the incident has no doubt shaken Jon Bon Jovi and his family to the core.

In his first public comments since Stephanie's overdose, Jon Bon Jovi said the situation was a "tragedy," adding that his family will "get through it." Hopefully they're seeking some help for Stephanie, because she obviously needs it. Bon Jovi also thanked everyone for the outpouring of support, adding "We're good."

Stephanie Bongiovi is a lucky girl, and hopefully she knows it. She overdosed on heroin, and she's alive and not in jail. She needs help, and she needs it now, otherwise, if there is a next time, she won't be so lucky.