@23866mar don't have an answer. Wish I did— Matthew Bongiovi (@MatthewBongiovi) April 29, 2013
Who knows if there's some kind of gag order in place that prevents Richie from saying a) what's keeping him off the tour and b) when he might be back. But it's a tough pill to swallow when your favourite band's guitarist pulls a disappearing act on the day of a show then leaves everyone in the dark as to why. Plenty of speculation but it's hard to know what to believe.