Dead or alive…but thankfully alive.
Dorothea Hurley, wife of rocker Jon Bon Jovi, was rushed to the Beth Israel Medical Center on Saturday after slicing the palm of her left hand.
Hurley, 52, was chopping an onion in the couple’s multimillion-dollar SoHo penthouse when the blade of the knife slipped, causing a deep gash. She immediately began to “bleed heavily,” sources say, and was rushed to the hospital.
Bon Jovi, also 52, was at home at the time of the incident, called 911, and went with his wife to the medical center where she received stitches in her hand. She was released a few hours later.
Hurley and Bon Jovi, high school sweethearts, were married in 1989. They just recently celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary.
In an interview with USA Today, Bon Jovi credited his wife with helping him realize his dream to open the JBJ Soul Kitchen, a community restaurant where patrons pay what they can afford for their meal, either with money or by volunteering work. It was opened on October 19, 2011.
“Dorothea and I started to have a conversation,” he said, “and we volleyed ideas back and forth. People have a roof over their heads, but now they gotta eat. We thought it was a great idea. The definition of our mission became clear only with time, and a year of the experiment.”
Hurley, who always declines interviews, will most likely be not chopping any vegetables any time soon at the Soul Kitchen.
Craig Spencer, former co-owner of the Philadelphia Soul arena football team with Bon Jovi, said of the activist, “He wants to be involved and he is intimately focused on every step of every project. He uses his brand to benefit others, not himself.”
“There is a different set of challenges when you say to somebody, ‘We want to provide you a warm, nutritious meal, but we need you to pick up after yourself and maybe wash a dish or take the garbage out,'” Bon Jovi says. “They say ‘Who you talking to?’ But it’s ‘No, no, no. This is me, my wife, my kid, Terrence, in the kitchen.’ When you explain this to somebody who is used to entitlement, immediately any mask comes off and they say, ‘Oh, OK, great, I can do that.’ … The sense of pride, of purpose, is unbelievable.”
Bon Jovi also heads up JBJ Homes, a partnership with Project HOME that includes 55 apartments for formerly homeless and low-income residents in Philly.
Hurley and Bon Jovi have four children together.
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