Steven Tyler Enters Rehab

Aerosmith frontman says he's not leaving band
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 23, 2009 3:44 AM CST
"I love Aerosmith; I love performing as the lead singer in Aerosmith," Tyler said. "I am grateful for all of the support and love I am receiving and am committed to getting things taken care of."   (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
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(Newser) – Rocker Steven Tyler has entered a rehab facility to deal with an addiction to prescription painkillers. The Aerosmith singer denied rumors he was leaving the band and said he was looking forward to getting back on the stage as soon as possible, People reports. Tyler, 61, suffers chronic pain from orthopedic injuries and will require surgery on his knees and feet, according to doctors.

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