Steven Tyler of ‘Aerosmith’ and more recently ‘American Idol’ fame has a long history of substance abuse – and now the rocker has lost two teeth and suffered cuts to his face after falling in his hotel bathroom in Paraguay.
In the late 1970s and early 1980s, Tyler had a deadly drug and alcohol addiction – it was so bad that he was frequently incapacitated and unable to perform or record – consequently Aerosmith’s popularity took a big hit.
Tyler completed drug rehabilitation in 1986 and supposedly maintained sobriety for 12 years after that. Of course we weren’t party to results of the urine testsing, were we? In any case the stoner had a total relapse using prescription painkillers in the late 2000s – again he supposedly successfully received treatment in 2009 and claims to have been sober since then… .
The 63-year-old Tyler was forced to postpone Aerosmith’s concert in the South American country after he received stitches and underwent emergency dental work following yesterday’s incident at the Bourbon Hotel in Asuncion.
Marcelo Antunez, a spokesman for the local concert organisers, said: “Mr. Tyler had a small accident that prevents him from staging the concert tonight.
“He is fine, he’s in his hotel but he’s not able to do the concert.”
Gustavo Perez, a bellboy at the Bourbon hotel near Asuncion, told local radio that the 63-year-old singer slipped when he was taking a shower and “had a nasty fall.”
Nicolas Garzia, whose firm Garzia Group organised the show, later wrote on twitter that Stephen was suffering from dehydration and gastrointestinal problems and thanked fans for their understanding.
Steven was released following a four-hour stay at the La Costa medical centre in Paraguay’s capital, with eyewitnesses reporting he appeared in good spirits as he left the building.
Two years ago he broke his shoulder after falling off stage during a concert in South Dakota, forcing the ‘Crazy’ group to abandon their North American tour.