Hugh McDonald has played bass with me for longer than there's been a Bon Jovi. He actually played on "Runaway" when I didn't have a band. He was the obvious and only choice to tour with the band after Alec John Such's departure in the mid-90s. It's Hugh and Tico's chemistry that makes us sound so good.
I'd be surprised if Hugh is mentioned anywhere in the book beyond that paragraph but I'll take what I can get. Plus Jon also said "the obvious and only choice to tour with the band" which kind of implies the long open secret that Huey had already started to cover for Alec in the studio before eventually replacing him on the road. ;)