Sex, drugs, and rock n’ roll. Aerosmith front man, Steven Tyler knows the rock lifestyle a little too well. Not that this comes as much of a surprise, but it appears that, at the age of 60, this rock legend may still not have had his vices under control. Today, we examine the Steven Tyler Rehab story.
The Steven Tyler Rehab: Take OneNo one expects Steven Tyler to be an angel. In fact, many people would be disappointed if he didn’t play the part of the “bad boy” so perfectly. However, falling off the stage in the middle of a show is a little much.
Tyler shocked fans and enraged band mates when he literally toppled off of the stage during a South Dakota concert in 2009. Microphone in hand, Steven Tyler slipped right off the stage while singing, "Love In An Elevator.” While this sounds like something off of America’s Funniest Home Videos, Tyler’s injuries were so severe that Aerosmith was forced to cancel the rest of their tour.
Of course, Tyler’s band mates did not take kindly to this little setback. Joe Perry threatened to replace Tyler with another singer if Tyler couldn’t get his act together. It was clear to the band that Steven was back on drugs and they were not about to let the band fall apart due to Tyler’s addiction.
The Steven Tyler Rehab: Take TwoIn order to maintain his position as front man of one of the greatest rock bands of all time, Tyler checked himself into rehab in May 2008. He spent 90 days at the Las Encinas Hospital, in Pasadena, California, which many may know as the site of the popular show “Celebrity Rehab.” Tyler was treated for an addiction to prescription painkillers, which he had been struggling with for a few years. After suffering numerous injuries on the road, Tyler had been relying on these medications to get him through his tours.
Although that’s not to say that Tyler hasn’t been struggling with addiction his whole life -- he has. This stint in rehab was actually his second. In 1986, Tyler also spent some time in a rehabilitation facility, fighting an addiction to stimulants and heroin. He was even expelled from Roosevelt High School, in 1966, because of his problems with drugs. While he did go on to graduate from the Leonard Quintano for Young Professionals School, this just goes to show how long Tyler has been dealing with addiction.
The Steven Tyler Rehab: This Times the Charm!Since rehab, Steven Tyler has been doing better than ever. Aerosmith has spent some time on the road and are even recording their first album since Just Push Play, which was released in 2001.
Not only is Aerosmith back with a vengeance, but Steven Tyler has earned himself a spot on American Idol alongside other huge stars, Jennifer Lopez and Randy Jackson. For a man that has seen his fair share of trials and tribulations, it appears as though rehab may have rid Steven Tyler of his skeletons for good.
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