updated 12/20/2011 AT 9:00 AM ET
•originally published 12/20/2011 AT 9:45 AM ET
Jon Bon Jovi is still livin’ on a prayer.
A fake press release reporting that the singer, 49, had died during a tour stop in New Jersey gained major buzz on the Internet late Monday, sparking confusion and concern among fans.
But don’t fret, the rocker is still kicking – and even seems to have a sense of humor about the ordeal.
Bon Jovi joked about the rumor on the band’s Twitter feed, posting a picture Monday night with the caption, “Heaven looks a lot like New Jersey -jbj. Rest assured that Jon is fine! This photo was just taken.”
The heartthrob wasn’t the only musician falsely believed to have died on Monday.