And Finally

Jon Bon Jovi insists he’s not dead

By | Published on Wednesday 21 December 2011

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Jon Bon Jovi, who was rumoured to have died this past Monday, has published a dated picture of himself to prove that he is, in fact, still alive. Reports of the rocker’s apparent demise began when little-known WordPress site claimed that he’d suffered a fatal heart-attack aged 49.

The story was later revealed to be a hoax, adapted by the site from the LA Times’ 2009 commentary on the death of Michael Jackson. Dailynewsblog creators seem only to have written one other article, posing the pertinent if slightly ungrammatical question: “Would you still do Megan Fox if u know that she has a HIV positive?” So, never an especially reliable news source then.

Anyway. Bon Jovi’s response to the rumours was to post a photo on his band’s Facebook page in which he stands, holding a piece of paper that reads: “Heaven looks a lot like New Jersey”. No play on ‘It’s My Life’, then. How about ‘Wanted Dead Or Alive’ or ‘Livin On A Prayer’? Fine.

So there you are, irrefutable evidence that Jon Bon Jovi lives. Or, at least, that his preserved corpse has been convincingly propped up next to a Christmas tree.