Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora has announced he will not be joining the New Jersey band for the European and South African leg of its "Because We Can" tour.
"Thanks 4 your notes & concerns. I'm doing [expletive] great," he tweeted. "This is a private matter but please know I love the band and you fans!"
The guitarist has been absent from the band's North American tour due to "personal reasons," but rumors have pointed to a monetary dispute as the core problem.
However, lead man Jon Bon Jovi insists Sambora is still a part of the band.
"All I can say honest to God is that it's a personal matter, but we love him very much," Bon Jovi said on the Ellen DeGeneres Show in April.
"He's absolutely still a member of the band."