The rocker invited daughter Stephanie Rose Bongiovi, 23, to join him onstage as he sang the song he wrote in her honour.

"Everybody's got a little girl in their life," the singer told fans. "Their daughter, their girlfriend, their wife, their mama. But it all goes by so fast! And they start out as little bitty babies and their future's looking bright. And I wrote this song for that little baby, who's now not such a little baby anymore."

The proud papa even slow-danced with Stephanie, kissing her sweetly on the cheek.

She is the eldest of Bon Jovi's four children with his wife Dorothea.