File this one under, DUH! Steven Tyler has entered rehab for painkiller abuse.
Tyler had been acting erratically as of late, and has concerned the other members of Aerosmith. Steven made the following statement regarding his rehab, and how it will affect the band.
“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,” Tyler says in a statement released to PEOPLE.
“I love Aerosmith; I love performing as the lead singer in Aerosmith,” he adds. “I am grateful for all of the support and love I am receiving and am committed to getting things taken care of.”
Tyler’s daughter, Liv Tyler, says she is in support of her father going to rehab.
“My family and I are in complete support of my dad’s decision to seek treatment. He is a courageous man. We love him and are so proud that he is getting help to balance his pain management, not just for himself but for his family, friends and fans.”
This is the second time in 2 years that Steven Tyler has entered rehab for pain meds. He entered rehab last year for the same reason.
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