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We hope he says hi to Lindsay Lohan while he’s there:

Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora entered an undisclosed treatment facility on Wednesday, a rep for the band told People magazine.

“Richie Sambora has entered an undisclosed treatment facility in Los Angeles,” the rep said in a statement. “He asks that you respect he and his family’s privacy at this time.”

The specific nature of Sambora’s problem was not disclosed, but the musician hasn’t had the easiest year in the world.

He and actress Denise Richards broke up several months ago after dating for about a year. In April, the rocker’s divorce from Heather Locklear was finalized. And that same month, his father died of lung cancer.

“Richie has had a terrible year,” a close friend said, although Isaiah Washington may now have had it worse.  “I think this was a culmination of all these things and finally he realized he needed to take care of himself. He’d put off everything for so long taking care of everyone else it was just time to stop and deal with his issues.”

It is not clear how Sambora’s treatment will affect his role in Bon Jovi. The band’s new album, Lost Highway, is due out June 19.

The band is also set to appear on an upcoming episode of MTV’s Unplugged, which was taped in New York on Tuesday. For now, though, Richie joins Lohan and other celebs such as Jesse Metcalfe as being unplugged from alcohol for awhile.