In fact, to prove that rumours of his premature demise had been greatly exaggerated he’s posted a photo of himself on Facebook and Twitter in front of a Christmas tree, holding a sign with yesterday’s date on it.

The heartthrob singer from international superstar soft rock band Bon Jovi is pictured holding a sign reading ‘Heaven looks a lot like New Jersey. Dec 19th 2011 6.00’

The Living on a Prayer singer was mentioned in claims by website dailynewsbloginternational reporting he was “pronounced dead today after paramedics found him in a coma at his Empress Hotel, city and law enforcement of Asbury Park”.

Bon Jovi’s photo has been shared by over 50,000 delighted and relieved fans on the social networking site.

The singer has most recently starred in the festive film New Year’s Eve alongside an eclectic and varied cast of stars including Robert De Niro, Zac Effron and Katherine Heigl.

Image: David Bergman/Facebook