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March 29, 2006

Seems Richie Sambora can’t catch a break these days. Oh, wait…

Just weeks after Heather Locklear filed for divorce citing irreconcilable differences, the Bon Jovi is nursing a broken arm suffered during a nasty spill in his Los Angeles home.

Now all he needs is some bad medicine, stat.

Per the band’s Website, the 46-year-old Sambora took the tumble last week. He was treated at a local hospital and his arm was put in a sling.

The good news is Sambora’s bad break will not force Bon Jovi to cancel the upcoming stadium dates on the Japanese leg of the Jersey boys’ Have a Nice Day World Tour, kicking off Apr. 8. Sambora is expected to be fully healed for those dates, as well as band’s busy spring, which also includes a monthlong European swing launching in Dusseldorf May 13 and finishing up at London’s Wembley Stadium June 11.

Bon Jovi, touring in support of the its latest album, Have a Nice Day, just wrapped the North American leg in Las Vegas Mar. 11.

Even though he’s supposed to make a full and fast recovery, we recommend Sambora hold on to his sling–it could gain him some sympathy points in his divorce tete-a-tete with Locklear.

According to papers Sambora filed two weeks ago, he wants joint custody of the couple’s daughter, eight-year-old Ava Elizabeth and sought to enforce a prenuptial agreement signed before their 1997 wedding. The estranged spouses are seeking a private judge to handle the proceedings, which would enable them to avoid the prying eyes of the media and the public.

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