Jon Bon Jovi cancels concert after testing positive for opioid painkiller

Jon Bon Jovi (L) performing during his “Who Says You Can’t Go Home Tour” on July 7, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. Jon Bon Jovi canceled his show at the Lehigh Valley Freedom Center in…

Jon Bon Jovi cancels concert after testing positive for opioid painkiller

Jon Bon Jovi (L) performing during his “Who Says You Can’t Go Home Tour” on July 7, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois.

Jon Bon Jovi canceled his show at the Lehigh Valley Freedom Center in Allentown, Pennsylvania on Friday after testing positive for the opioid painkiller hydrocodone.

Bon Jovi’s publicist said that the singer was prescribed pain medication for a leg injury and completed two emergency medical treatments on his tour in late October. The remedies included being hospitalized for what Bon Jovi said was an aortic dissection and being sent home with an antibiotic.

“Under appropriate supervision of medical professionals, and in consultation with his bandmates, Jon understands he has been inadvertently exposed to hydrocodone and intends to make the necessary health and treatment arrangements,” his representative said in a statement.

“At this time, he does not intend to issue a public statement furthering his understanding of these events.”

It is not clear how much time the singer, who was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease in 1994, took to recover from the emergency treatment.

Meanwhile, the concert was canceled.

“Due to Jon Bon Jovi’s recent medical emergency, his November 3rd show at the Lehigh Valley Freedom Center will not be able to go on as planned. We are disappointed that we will not be able to provide the same level of service to all our patrons who had plans to attend the show. Jon is resting and will resume his tour on November 9th,” said the Lehigh Valley Freedom Center.

Read the full story at Reuters.

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