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Dad's Home! Richie Sambora Rushes Back To Daughter Ava After Heather Locklear's Meltdown

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Nov. 24 2018, Updated 1:52 a.m. ET

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Rocker Richie Sambora is putting his family first over the holidays.

The 59-year-old Bon Jovi lead guitarist raced to be by his daughter Ava's side after her mom Heather Locklear was placed under a '5150 psych hold'. 

He told RadarOnline.com: "The joy of seeing my daughter and my house still standing nearly brought me to my knees."

The rocker – who had been travelling – was not sure if his home had survived the recent horrific Malibu wildfires.

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And to add to his stress levels he wanted to get back to support 21-year-old Ava in her hour of need as her mom's mental health issues meant she would not be home for Thanksgiving or Christmas.

Sources revealed that Richie and Ava enjoyed a quiet Thanksgiving meal for two with a private cook hired to make sure they had the perfect 'Dad And Daughter' experience.

Sambora had left California to attend a family wedding as their homes were surrounded by the recent raging wildfires.

After the wedding, he went to attend and perform at a Humanitarian concert and award for his support of the anti-heroin epidemic in Ocean County, New Jersey.

At the event his mom Joan proudly received an award for her ongoing support with fighting drugs.

However, his plan to stay with his mom for the holiday changed last minute with the unexpected hospitalization of his ex-wife Heather Locklear.

RadarOnline.com previously reported how she was placed under the psych hold after a huge argument with her boyfriend Chris Heisser.

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The law in California allows unstable people to be placed into psychiatric care against their will.

Locklear, 57, left the rehab where she was undergoing residential treatment back in October to attend her daughter's 21st birthday celebrations.

However, it turned out to soon for the actress as her health spiraled - in addition, she's still facing charges for assaulting a police officer and a paramedic when they attended a disturbance at her home in June – which could result in jail time.

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