Bon Jovi prankster goes public over death stunt
Jon Bon Jovi isn't dead, but the fellow musician who spread the rumor and stunned the world probably wishes he'd never thought up the prank.
The Hollywood Reporter says Jeffrey Goho, a musician from Pennsylvania, is the prankster. And as a result of his Christmas season prank, in which Bon Jovi was found in a coma in an Asbury Park hotel, the vocalist for the band Minutia says he and his bandmates have been getting nonstop hate mail. So why do it at all?
"All I heard was 'Bon Jovi this,' 'Bon Jovi's starting a restaurant,' " Goho told the Asbury Park Press. "What was the latest one? The Advil commercial? It was like, 'Jeez, [Bon Jovi] was a household name due to music, not business.' "
Goho told the Press that he realizes now that Bon Jovi’s “household name" status has "made the tri-state area prosper, hence more musicians having more available places to go, more people to play to, and I was quite wrong."