Steven Tyler Hopes to Walk This Way Again

1212170465Late last week, we learned that Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler had checked himself into rehab. His reps didn’t confirm or deny the media’s reports/speculation that he’d started abusing drugs again, so we were left to wonder what was going on.

Tyler himself stepped forward today, and said he was just recovering from foot surgery.

Seems like an odd explanation, but we remain hopeful that he’s not battling his infamous demons again. Still, this is not very rock-and-roll.

The doctors told me the pain in my feet could be corrected but it would require a few surgeries over time. The ‘foot repair’ pain was intense, greater than I’d anticipated. The months of rehabilitative care and the painful strain of physical therapy were traumatic. I really needed a safe environment to recuperate where I could shut off my phone and get back on my feet.

We called Tyler’s reps to get more details on why he chose Dr. Drew’s rehab facility and not a cabin in the Maine woods, but they declined to comment. We’re just shocked it was his foot that sidelined him. In the October 2005 issue of Boston magazine, we figured it would be Tyler’s voice that would give out.