Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler has had a fair share of history with drug addictions. He has gone to rehab multiple times as well. It was also noted that he spent a whopping sum of $6 million on cocaine in his lifetime.
In an interview on the Australian “60 Minutes,” Liz Hayes asked Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler if it was true he’d spent upwards of $20 million on cocaine was true. “No, probably, realistically 5 or 6 [million], easy,” he answered. “But it doesn’t matter. You could also say I’ve snorted half of Peru. It’s what we did.”
Steven Tyler entered rehab ‘voluntarily’
Tyler recently relapsed and “voluntarily” checked into rehab as his Aerosmith bandmates revealed. “As many of you know, our beloved brother Steven has worked on his sobriety for many years,” the band wrote of the singer, 74, in a joint statement on Tuesday.
“After foot surgery to prepare for the stage and the necessity of pain management during the process, he has recently relapsed and voluntarily entered a treatment program to concentrate on his health and recovery,” the announcement went on to read.
It has been also noted that he was once deep was Tyler’s addiction to blow that he couldn’t even get himself straight to sing the “Star Spangled Banner” before a 2004 Red Sox game in his hometown of Boston. As he wrote in his memoir, he was “high as a kite” as the local National Guard flew F-16 jets overhead and “the words were melting like candle wax against the blue sky.” Heroin was less of a party drug for Tyler:” I was never a fan of shooting heroin,” he wrote. “I did it once in my vein. Mostly I shot it in my ass.”
Aerosmith also announced that the band plans to cancel the first set of their Las Vegas residency dates in June and July. The decision will allow Tyler to focus on his “well-being” instead, Joe Perry, Tom Hamilton, Joey Kramer and Brad Whitford wrote.
“We will continue our 2022 dates starting in September, and we’ll let you know any further updates as soon as we can,” they explained. “We are devastated that we have inconvenienced so many of you, especially our most loyal fans who often travel great distances to experience our shows.”