Richie Sambora goes back to rehab

Apr 28, 2011 at 12:09 p.m. ET

Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora has checked into rehab again in the midst of a highly successful concert tour.

Richie Sambora

Rocker Richie Sambora of Bon Jovi has checked into rehab again during a break in the band's hugely successful world tour, a source told RadarOnline.

"Richie recently has been drinking too much, and wants to get his life together," the source told the website.

Maybe the addict doesn't know that when you're an alcoholic, any drinking is too much drinking?

"Richie has had a busy year," another close friend told Radar. "I think this was a culmination of all the things that overloaded his life and finally he realized he needed to take care of himself."

Sambora, who was married to actress Heather Locklear and had a scandalous relationship with Denise Richards (who was once BFFs with Locklear), spent a month in rehab back in 2007.

Bon Jovi is scheduled to continue their U.S. tour this month, with additional dates in Europe in June.

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