Tyler Hospitalized After Fall From Stage

By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Aug 6, 2009 6:45 AM CDT
Steven Tyler, right, and Joe Perry of the rock band Aerosmith perform in Maryland Heights, Mo. Tyler fell during a concert in South Dakota yesterday and was taken to the hospital.   (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
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(Newser) – Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler was taken to a hospital after falling from stage during a concert at a motorcycle rally in western South Dakota, the AP reports. A concertgoer told local journalists that Tyler, 61, fell while dancing around on a catwalk after the sound system failed during the song "Love In an Elevator." The crowd cheered when Tyler got back up, but  he was taken backstage, and guitarist Joe Perry emerged to announce the show would not go on.