The American rock band, Bon Jovi, have agreed to support staff at the beleaguered, Hospital Niño Jesús in Madrid. ‘I’ll Be There for You’, insist the New Jersey boys, who have been juggling their paramedic training alongside stadium renditions of ‘You Give Love a Bad Name’.
Cash-strapped hospitals in Spain have been refusing to accept patients carrying the European Health Insurance Card. Bon Jovi, having already waived their recent concert fees, feel they can help the economic health crisis with their rock ‘n’ roll anthems.
Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora will be dishing at the ‘Bad Medicine’ while patients will be ‘Livin’ on a Prayer’. Drummer Tico Torres, insists patient care will not suffer: ‘You only have to look at our album ‘Slippery when wet’ to see how committed we are to Health & Safety.’
Thus far, Bon Jovi has released 12 studio albums but have yet to perform any invasive surgery. A band spokesman said: ‘Patients may feel ‘It’s My Life’ but things are no ‘Bed of Roses’ in Spanish healthcare. For Bon Jovi, unlike Spanish Health Ministry, all patients are ‘Wanted Dead or Alive.’