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Jon Bon Jovi blasts artists who cancel concerts

Jon Bon Jovi blasts artists who cancel concerts

Jon Bon Jovi has hit out at pop stars who cancel their gigs due to "anxiety".

The 54-year-old rocker can understand the problems of young singers like Zayn Malik, who has axed a number of gigs due to the disorder, and Justin Bieber, who walked off stage last month because he was annoyed at the screams of his audience, and does have some empathy.

However, he thinks younger artists need to appreciate the fact their fans have spent a lot of time and money on going to see them perform.

And Jon also warned the artists that their cancellations also have an impact on their own employees.

The 'Livin' On A Prayer' hitmaker said: "There is a generation of anxious young men and women who are being diagnosed for the first time - and maybe it was always there.

"I get it. But let me give you a little education, motherf***er. Jane just saved up for three months to buy that ticket. She travelled on a train to get there. And she is not going to be able to get a refund for her hotel room, or her travel, or the day she took off from work, or the babysitter she paid for. And the 120 families that are affected when they didn't get their pay cheque at the end of the week because you didn't show up for the f***ing show..."

The Bon Jovi frontman also admitted his family are "resentful" of his fame and wealth, even though he showered them with generous gifts like cars, houses and holidays when he first found success.

Speaking to New Statesman magazine, Jon - who has been married to his wife Dorothea for 27 years - shared: "They didn't get used to it. They still aren't happy with it. They're still resentful of it sometimes.

"They were like, 'Of course I want it' - then they got it and they were like, 'I hate this f***ing house.' 'Really? You don't have to stay here.'

"We weren't the first and we're not the last. Elvis did it 50 years ago and I'm sure that Harry Styles did it two years ago. It's a confusing time when you become that guy and have the ability to share with your family the fruits of your labour. People think that money makes you smart. It doesn't. It makes you rich."