Bon Jovi: Docuseries Teaser Trailer Addresses Recent Vocal Issues
Hulu has released the teaser trailer for the new docuseries Thank You, Goodnight: The Bon Jovi Story.
The 30-second clip offers a supercut of the band’s wild career, including the exit of guitarist Richie Sambora. Additionally, the teaser trailer shows Jon Bon Jovi in a hospital bed. He’s holding a dry-erase board that simply says, “I’m good.” Meanwhile, an unidentified voiceover says, “Jon’s going through his challenges.” It then cuts to JBJ saying, “It almost killed us.”
The “challenges” appear to be about Bon Jovi’s recent vocal issues, which he discussed during the Pollstar Live! conference earlier this week. Per Ultimate Classic Rock, Bon Jovi said, “It’s become public knowledge now, but I’ve had major reconstructive surgery in my vocal cords, and I never had anything like this, ever. So it’s been a difficult road, but I found a doctor in Philadelphia who did something called a medialization, because one of my cords was literally atrophied.”
Per the Cleveland Clinic, medialization is when a surgeon ” … places an implant into your paralyzed or weak vocal cord. The implant moves a nonfunctioning vocal cord toward the functioning one to allow for better voicing.”
As previously reported, Thank You, Goodnight: The Bon Jovi Story will hit Hulu on Friday, April 26. The docuseries has the cooperation of all Bon Jovi members, both past and present.
A description of Thank You, Goodnight from Hulu also promises it will delve into the band’s “most public moments of friction.” Of course, this is likely a reference to the 2013 exit of Sambora, who has often talked about the potential of rejoining the band.
The last time he spoke on the potential of rejoining Bon Jovi was in September 2023 on an episode of Shred with Shifty, a podcast hosted by Foo Fighters guitarist Chris Shiflett. Sambora said he and Jon Bon Jovi have spoken on the phone about it. He added, “There’s a demand out there for it, you know — especially outside of the USA.”