I doubt any of us are surprised, but Aerosmith front man Steven Tyler is back in rehab. The story broke on People.com last night. I can't help but wonder if this rehab means Steven will get clean, healthy and back with Aerosmith?
Steven has struggled with addiction his entire adult life. People reports that the rehab is from an addiction to painkillers due to 10 years of performance-related injuries.
Apparently Steven suffers from chronic pain, which is basically awful.
People posted a statement from Tyler:
"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."
The very fact that Steven mentions his Aerosmith bandmates is curious. Maybe all the drama reported in the press isn't true. Then again, maybe it's a front. We'll probably never know for sure.
I guess the bottom line is that I hope rehab helps Steven and maybe through counseling Aerosmith can work out their differences. We'll see.