TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — Platinum-selling rock and roll guitarist Richie Sambora is expected to perform a new song at a drug forum in New Jersey.
The event is aimed at raising awareness about heroin and prescription painkiller abuse in southern New Jersey.
Sambora has appeared at the beginning of a video on the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office website aimed at drug addiction. He also signed autographs at the end of a similar forum in December.
Sambora is on leave from Bon Jovi and has acknowledged previous substance abuse problems. He grew up in northern New Jersey and once owned a home near the Jersey shore.
Prosecutor Joseph Coronato says Sambora’s participation at the May 27 forum in Toms River will help the office reach a far greater audience.