Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora is leaving the Because We Can tour, at least for now. 

Bon Jovi played the First Niagara Center on February 24 and put on a great show.  Everything seemed to be fine with the band and with Sambora.

The band made the announcement on their official website, saying only, "Due to personal issues, Richie Sambora will not be performing on this upcoming leg.  All shows will go on as scheduled."

The band's next scheduled show is tonight (April 3) in Edmonton, Alberta, with additional North American dates scheduled through April 25. On May 7 and 11, they play two dates in South Africa before heading to Europe.

No word yet on who will be standing in for Sambora on the road.