Jon Bon Jovi Had "No Idea" About His Daughter's Drug Issues

The rocker says he was shocked that his daughter was taking drugs: "She was doing great, then a sudden and steep decline"

Jon Bon Jovi has fame and fortune, but he knows he has serious family issues too: His daughter Stephanie Bongiovi's apparent overdose landed her in the hospital last month.

Speaking out about the ordeal with his 19-year-old daughter, the rocker says he's "confident" that she will be okay in the long run. The legendary New Jersey rocker, 50, told the Associated Press: "You surround them with the best help and love and move on, and that's where we're at with it." 

Bon Jovi says his family is attempting to move past the harrowing Nov. 14 incident that left him and his wife, Dorothea Hurley, reeling.

"This tragedy was something that I had to face too, so we'll get through it," the singer told Fox 11. "And people's incredible warm wishes for my family and I have been really reassuring. So, we're good."

Stephanie was found unconscious from an alleged heroin overdose in her Hamilton College dorm room in Clinton, N.Y.

"I'm shocked as much as the next parent with this situation and had no idea," Bon Jovi explains. "Steph is a great kid. Great GPA. Cool school … everything about it is idyllic. She was doing great, then a sudden and steep decline."

Bon Jovi admits that when he and Dorothea first became parents, he wasn't sure how to raise a little girl, but they've provided Stephanie and their three other kids -- Jesse James Louis, 17, Jacob Hurley, 10, and Romeo Jon, 8 -- with emotional support.

"I didn't have any sisters," he says. "We bring home this girl the first day. Now what? Where's the manual? There was no manual. So you bring her up the best you can, you surround her with hugs and kisses and know that she may eventually fall down."

"I appreciate the outpouring of kindness in light of what happened in my household … No one knows the future. It is what it is."

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