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Richie Sambora On Hitting Rock Bottom

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When Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora entered rehab last year, he had "hit bottom."

"I got divorced [from Heather Locklear], I was going through a custody battle, I was having alcohol addiction problems, my dad was dying," Sambora, 48, tells PEOPLE before taking the stage with Bon Jovi for a benefit concert at Manhattan's Hammerstein Ballroom Tuesday.

"It was a gang tackle from hell, basically. And crawling out of that wreckage was a very triumphant victory," he says.

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