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Not everyone is so happy with Jon Bon Jovi's current success: Turns out a musician and his Twitter account are behind the rumors that the New Jersey rocker had died.
updated 12/28/2011 7:19:37 AM ET 2011-12-28T12:19:37


"Slippery When Wet," indeed!

Over a week after debunking rumors of his demise, Jon Bon Jovi reminded fans he's very much alive and well — and looking awfully good for his age!

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The rocker and "New Year's Eve" actor, 49, showed off his impressive physique, doffing his top in the sand and surf during a family Christmas vacation in St. Barth's on Sunday.

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Meanwhile, the man responsible for spreading the death rumor 'fessed up recently in an interview with the Asbury Park Press.

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Pennsylvania musician Jeffrey Goho said he started a fake Twitter account in mid-December and reported that the "Wanted Dead or Alive" singer had passed away on a tour stop in his native New Jersey.

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"I just kind of took the liberty and started (the rumor), because I was so irritated," Goho admitted. "All I heard was 'Bon Jovi this,' 'Bon Jovi's starting a restaurant'... It was like, 'Jeez, (Bon Jovi) was a household name due to the music, not the business."

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