Jon Bon Jovi has much to be thankful for this holiday season -- and that includes the thoughts and prayers of his fans following his daughter Stephanie's shocking heroin overdose and arrest last week.

Speaking out for the very first time since 19-year-old Stephanie Bongiovi's Nov. 14 incident, the rocker, 50, was philosophical in an interview with Fox 11.

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"What I do for a living seems glitzy and glamorous but if you don't take it too seriously it's a great way to make a living," said the singer, who has four kids with wife of 23 years Dorothea Hurley. "And then life goes on. Things happen."

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Stephanie and her friend Ian S. Grant were initially arrested at Hamilton College in Kirkland, New York, but charges were subsequently dropped due to recently amended state laws; she recovered from the overdose at a local hospital.

Said her father to Fox 11: "This tragedy was something that I had to face too so we'll get through it. And people's warm wishes for my family and I have been really reassuring. So, we're good"

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Still, a source close to the family told Us that the "Bad Medicine" rocker and her family are reeling. "No one had any idea she did those kinds of drugs . . . Steph has a wild side, but she's not a crazy partier."

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