Bon Jovi Guitarist Sympathizes With Steven Tyler


May 26, 2008

BON JOVI guitarist RICHIE SAMBORA sympathises with AEROSMITH rocker STEVEN TYLER over his battle with substance abuse.

Tyler, 60, checked himself into rehab last week (beg19May08) – 20 years after his first attempt to kick his drug and alcohol problems.

But Sambora – who has also struggled to break free of his addictions, which culminated in an arrest for drink-driving in March (08) – insists Tyler is strong enough to fight his demons once and for all.

He says, “I don’t think I’m the best person to give Steve advice. Steve is a big boy and he’s been through that drill quite a few times. “I knew that he was having some problems and was on pain medication so I’m guessing he went in for that. Good luck to

RICHIE SAMBORA has also offered English soccer ace DAVID BECKHAM free guitar lessons.

The guitarist is a big fan of the L.A. Galaxy star and has urged him to give call him if he ever feels like learning the instrument.

He says, “Beckham is a good guy. He’s done so much for soccer in the U.S.

“He’s such a big name and brought soccer to a different level and its now played in schools. It’s just a pity that he doesn’t get to play more as he’s been injured.

“David should come and see me. I’d gladly give him lessons. I’d be privileged.”

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