Steven Tyler Checks into Rehab, Calls Aerosmith's Two-Year Hiatus Rumours "Completely False"
Published Dec 23, 2009As 2009 comes to an end, we all want to enter a new decade with nothing weighing on our hearts or minds. Friends, we're here to help you with that and close the case on one of the most disastrous fall-outs in recent music history. We're talking, of course, about the troublesome news that Aerosmith front-man Steven Tyler was planning a two-year hiatus from his band.
While guitarist Joe Perry didn't seem to know what was going on, we can now report that Tyler will not be leaving the band at all. Speaking with Rolling Stone, the singer explained that his recent erratic behaviour was due in part to an addiction to prescription painkillers, leading him to now enter rehab.
"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 band-mates Joe Perry, Joey Kramer, Tom Hamilton and Brad Whitford," Tyler said.
He also quelled any rumours that he might be leaving Aerosmith, saying, "I wish to set the record straight and say that I have read reports of a rumoured two-year hiatus and want to be clear that this is completely false and I will enthusiastically be writing, recording and performing with Aerosmith as soon as things are handled."
In other words, you can enjoy your holidays with the peaceful knowledge that your dad's favourite band will remain in tact for years to come.