Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler broke two teeth and suffered a black eye and cuts to his face in the fall after a shower in his hotel in Paraguay.
He admitted that the injuries were so bad he has already had plastic surgery. Tyler says it was merely an accident brought on by food poisoning – and not a relapse into the drink and drug problems that have plagued his life.
“People thinking that is only natural and normal,” the rocker said when interviewer Matt Lauer asked if it ‘was a fall in the shower or a fall off the wagon’.
“I went public with my problems only to address straight on. I get that people think that.”
“It still bothers me a little, but it’s something that I have to deal with for the rest of my life”, Steven Tyler added. “But no it’s not the issue.”
Of the accident, Tyler said: “I got nauseous – I started to get sick, and I just fell on my face. I just passed out. I woke up with the water running on me wondering where the hell I was.”
Steven sounded amazed at how quickly he got major help for the wounds. “It was like one-stop shopping,” he said. “They stitched up my eye, they did a little plastic surgery, and they fixed my tooth. All in one fell swoop.”
After Steven Tyler had successfully completed rehab, every other member of Aerosmith eventually followed suit; all had successfully exited their respective programs at various times in the mid-late 1980s.
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