Richie Sambora was noticeably absent from Jon Bon Jovi’s MusiCares Person of the Year ceremony in 2024, and the reason held deep significance—his mother.
According to a source, Sambora’s 89-year-old mother suffered a mishap, breaking her hip after tripping on a carpet just the week before. The devoted musician has dedicated himself to caring for her in their home state of New Jersey.
The insider shared insights into Sambora’s devotion, stating:
“After her accident, she’s been undergoing rehab and recovery, and he went above and beyond by renovating their entire house to make it more accessible. He even replaced furniture with smaller, more manageable pieces to aid in her comfort. Being an only child and coming from a first-generation immigrant family, family holds immense importance to him.”
At the ceremony, Jon Bon Jovi, aged 61, was honored for his philanthropic endeavors through the JBJ Soul Foundation, alongside his significant contributions to the music industry. The special event, held at the Los Angeles Convention Center ahead of the Grammy Awards, featured a tribute concert in his honor.
Before any accolades were bestowed, Bon Jovi graced the stage to perform the band’s latest single, ‘Legendary.’ To the audience’s delight, a surprise guest, Bruce Springsteen, joined him on stage. The iconic duo performed renditions of ‘Who Says You Can’t Go Home’ and ‘The Promised Land,’ captivating the audience with their musical prowess.