Bon Jovi Calls His Daughter's Heroin Overdose a 'Tragedy'

11/21/2012 at 10:30 AM EST

Bon Jovi Calls His Daughter's Heroin Overdose a 'Tragedy'
Jon Bon Jovi and daughter Stephanie
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Jon Bon Jovi says his family has been touched by public support and will move forward after his daughter's arrest and hospitalization for a heroin overdose.

Speaking with Fox 11 in L.A., Bon Jovi called the Nov. 14 episode in a dorm room at New York's Hamilton College involving daughter Stephanie Rose Bongiovi, 19, a tragedy. Charges of drug possession against her eventually were dropped and she recovered at a local hospital.

"This tragedy was something that I had to face too, so we'll get through it," said Bon Jovi, 50, also father to three younger children with his wife of 23 years, Dorothea Hurley. "And people's incredible warm wishes for my family and I have been really reassuring. So, we're good."

Bon Jovi, who supported the Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund along with fellow native Bruce Springsteen, also spoke about his rock world and the issues that come with it.

"It's human. What I do for a living, it seems glitzy and glamorous but if you don't take it too seriously it's a great way to make a living," he said. "And then life goes on. Things happen."

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