Steven Tyler Enters Rehab

steven-tyler-enters-rehabAerosmith‘s lead vocalist Steven Tyler has entered a rehabilitation facility for his addiction to painkillers.

Tyler said in a statement that he’s eager to return to work with his band mates.

“With the help of my family and team of medical professionals, I am taking responsibility for the management of my pain and am eager to be back on the stage and in the recording studio with my bandmates Joe Perry, Joey Kramer, Tom Hamilton and Brad Whitford”.

“I love Aerosmith; I love performing as the lead singer in Aerosmith,” Tyler added. “I am grateful for all of the support and love I am receiving and am committed to getting things taken care of.”

Dr. Brian McKeon has been treating the singer at New England Baptist Hospital. He said: “Over the past 10 years, Steven Tyler has suffered orthopedic injuries and has been in severe chronic pain which will require further surgeries on his knees and feet.”

“Steven’s pain has progressed. The balance between managing his pain and avoiding addiction is tenuous and difficult, and his bravery in persevering through rigorous touring is admirable,” he added.

Tyler fell off a stage during a the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally concert in August, breaking his shoulder.