Bon Jovi Fans Disappointed Over Richie Sambora

Meghan Matthews

Bon Jovi Fans Disappointed Over Richie Sambora

CREATED Apr. 8, 2013

For almost 30 years Jon Bon Jovi and his band wow crowds of thousands across the country. Usually by his side, his lead guitarist Richie Sambora.

"I'm broken hearted, I was so excited tonight and then, ugh yeah Richie's not coming."

Just days before Bon Jovi hit the stage in Omaha, an unexpected post on the band's official website.

Richie Sambora will not be performing on this upcoming leg of the tour, due to personal issues.

"I am stunned. I am a huge Richie Sambora fan too, I don't know what to think of it."

Fans of the band were left shocked, upset and disappointed. They say they forked over hundreds of dollars to see the entire band.

"I don't know how this is gonna be the greatest concert. Like how is Bon Jovi gonna pull off the greatest concert without him, cause they've been a team forever."

Some Omaha ticket holders refused to attend the concert and asked for a refund.

"Would be a lot cooler show if he were playing in it."

Action 3 News got a behind the scenes look of the "Because We Can" tour.

Phil X, who's replacing Sambora had guitars tuned, strung and ready to go.

Even though Sambora fans were disappointed, Omahans still rocked to the tunes Jon Bon Jovi.