Jon Bon Jovi made an onstage gesture to honor a high school football player who died last week in New Jersey after taking a hit on the playing field.
The New Jersey rocker placed a sticker with 17-year-old Evan Murray's number 18 on his guitar during a concert Thursday in the United Arab Emirates and posted a tribute to him online.
"I heard word about Evan and as a father and as a father of football players, my heart, my prayers and my thoughts go out to the Murray family," Bon Jovi said in the video posted to YouTube. "To all the team, I wish you the best this season and keep it up guys, all right? Win one for Evan."
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Authorities said Murray, who played for Warren Hills Regional High School in Washington Township, died from massive internal bleeding caused by a lacerated spleen.
The funeral for the popular three-sport star and honors student was held Thursday.
Bon Jovi's son, Jesse Bongiovi, made it onto Notre Dame's football team as a walk-on in 2013.