What Steven Tyler Told Scott Stapp About Recovery From Addiction Will Melt Your Heart


Former Creed frontman Scott Stapp remembered Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler reaching out to him to discuss recovery from addiction in a new Jasta Show interview.

“I remember a guy I met, I don’t think it was a guy I met, I think it was Steven Tyler who told me this. I was in rehab, and he was talking to me on the phone, just trying to encourage me, and share his story: ‘Dude, I know how you’re feeling right now, I know where you’re at.’

Probably about a year later we talked again. I was like, ‘When does it start to feel normal again? I’ve got a year now bro, and it’s still not feeling normal.’ He’s like, ‘Dude, for me, it took about two and a half years.’ I’m finding that I’m just now starting to get my legs again.

I don’t know what Foo Fighters song it is, but the lyrics are: ‘I’m learning to walk again.’ That’s really what it is man, but it’s at such a deeper level, because it’s learning how to experience life, social interaction, dealing with emotions and feelings that you had numbed for so many years.

Dude, I remember I went through a period of like 6 months, where everything that I had ever done wrong in my past, every relationship that had gone sour because of my drinking and drug use, all of a sudden for this 6 month period, I felt all of this pain of that loss. I’m like, ‘Why is this happening to me man? This is 10 years ago, 15 years ago.’

It’s because I never dealt with it, so I had to feel it. It wasn’t fun man, it didn’t feel good man. if I didn’t have a support system, if I didn’t have my wife, my kids, my recovery program, my sponsor and what not, I don’t know how that would have turned out man. I think my faith in God too.”