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    Richie Sambora Checks Out of Rehab, Checks Back In to Bon Jovi Tour

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    Richie Sambora is out of rehab and ready to rock.

    The Bon Jovi guitarist will join his bandmates on tour now that he's completed his latest stint in rehab, where he was dealing with alcohol-related issues.

    So when can we expect to see him taking the stage?

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    The rocker just landed in New York City from Los Angeles (where he told TMZ he felt "excellent"), but he isn't staying in the Big Apple for long. He's planning to hit the road immediately and will jet to Europe to join his fellow bandmates, who are due to play in Croatia on Wednesday.

    The 51-year-old guitarist had entered a facility in April after falling off the wagon. It was his third trip to rehab.

    The band said in a statement that the tour would go on while Sambora recovered.

    "Our support for Richie is absolute," his bandmates had said right before the tour kicked off. "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."

    This most recent tour kicked off in New Orleans on April 30 and will run until July 31, where it will conclude in Lisbon.

    Welcome back, Richie!

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