An Exclusive Look at Richie Sambora's 'Unbelievable' Post-Bon Jovi Life

After Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora is living his best life.

PEOPLE reports that Bon Jovi's veteran lead guitarist, 64, left the band during their 2013 global tour due to "personal issues" and stress.

Three years before leaving Bon Jovi, Sambora "was feeling demoralized."

"There were band tensions and Richie had many personal issues," the insider tells PEOPLE.

Classic rock band "never took a break" didn't help either.

“They never even unpacked their bags,” the insider says. 

The "Ballad of Youth" singer "didn't have the spirit" to stay in the band, the insider said.

"He needed to be home with his daughter, take care of her and also take care of himself," he says.

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