Jon Bon Jovi Victim of Online Death Hoax

By ABC News

Dec 20, 2011 9:40am
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Is Jon Bon Jovi “Dead or Alive?”

That was the big question being asked Monday afternoon as an ugly online rumor spread quickly that the Sayerville, N.J.-born singer had died in Asbury Park.

First of all, fans can rest assured he is very much alive.

The whole mess started when the website dailynewbloginternational first “reported” that Bon Jovi had died from cardiac arrest, and word soon spread that the singer was found unconscious in a room at the Empress Hotel in Asbury Park, according to E!

The false report also stated that hundreds of reporters had gathered at the hospital awaiting word on his condition. The bogus report concluded that Bon Jovi was later pronounced dead at Jersey Shore Medical Center. The bad information was then re-tweeted Monday evening.

However, Jon Bon Jovi wants all of his fans to know he’s still “Livin’ on a Prayer.” In fact, he posted a photo on his Facebook site of himself in front of a Christmas tree holding a sign that reads, “Heaven looks a lot like New Jersey, December 19, 2011, 6:00.”

In addition, his spokesperson, Sunshine Sachs, said the rumor was completely false.

The band Bon Jovi will headline the Bamboozle festival when it returns to Asbury Park in May.

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