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Tyler Blames Rehab on Agony of Da Feet

5/29/2008 7:49 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Rocker Steven Tyler just issued a statement to TMZ about his recent stint in rehab. He claims his "trademark athletic performances" injured his feet, requiring surgery and causing him a bunch of pain. Guess it was hard on the knees!

Tyler tells TMZ "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. Make no mistake, AEROSMITH has no plans to stop rocking. There's a new album to record, then another tour."

As TMZ first reported, Tyler checked himself into Dr. Drew's rehab facility earlier this month.

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matt    

#14 - The only pain killers that DON'T Alter your mind are local anesthetics such as novacaine. There is no such thing as a pain killer that just "works on the pain".......it has to tell your mind that the pain is not there....or is not "as bad" as it thinks. As I said, only novacaine and it's partners can "numb" the area and make the pain disappear......other than that, any pill or shot, is given to alter the mind to tell it to stop feeling the pain.

2341 days ago
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Jennifer    

I have to ask................. do you think I am stupid? Going to Dr. Drew's facility to recover from foot pain is like Amy Winehouse checking into rehab so her tattoos can heal correctly without the phone ringing.

Jesus.................. Steven Tyler thinks I am retarded. :(

2341 days ago
18.

p1tey1    

Why would someone go see an ADDICTION SPECIALIST when they need a PODIATRIST??

2341 days ago
19.

Make It Right!!    

This is what a REAL rock star looks like and acts like! You kids can have your Justin (so gay) Timberlake any day of the week!
You kids are all twisted up and don't have a clue what real cool, sexy is! It was Steven Tyler/Joe Perry, Mick Jagger/Keith Richards...etc. Not David Archuleta, Clay Aiken and Justin Timberlake! And poor Jessica Biel...going from Derek Jeter who is hung like a horse...to Timberlake...who Britney compared to her lttle pinky!! LMAO!!!!

2341 days ago
20.

meltz11    

The guy has enough $$$$ to buy his own private island, the "foot' thing is code for pills

2341 days ago
21.

Mjoie    

Very cool & totally commend him for coming clean - he's a straight-up guy who deserves his successes

2341 days ago
22.

sheesh    

Steve, get well and stay well! Love you man!

2341 days ago
23.

Helen    

I don't buy the excuse either...he wanted the painkiller buzzz....hey, he's a bummer whom abused all these meds his entire life...so-give me a break Steven...you wanted the buzz.

2341 days ago
24.

Anne    

Maybe he no longer has the funds to go to a private island because he's ingested, inhaled, or injected it. The money he pilfered out of fans on that Hawaii deal should have been enough. you would think???

2341 days ago
25.

jfp    

What's next grandpa? Depends?

2341 days ago
26.

Anne    

Isn't anyone going to post a "walk this way" comment?

2341 days ago
27.

Anne    

You would have done better not saying anything, Steven.

2341 days ago
28.

He's Boring now    

What kind of New Age Nonsense Recovery is this? Where one says everything there is about their issues, but the Truth.

This nutjob should go do a real NA or AA Recovery, the kind where they dont pamper you, you dont stay overnight, and the old timers jack you straight up when you are not being truthful. Whats the matter Tyler, you need your hand held by all the cute counselors? You're weak and a liar.

This guy is still acting like a User, only without the drugs, or maybe he's not without the drugs. While hes at it he should have his tummy and liver checked out real closely. There might be holes burned in both of them from all the scip and non scrippted drugs he has used all these years.

The guy is not entirely truthful and has taken people for a ride with his New Age New Wave forms of Recovery.

2341 days ago
29.

Caroline    

Who gives a crap about the bull sh!t.....Aerosmith is still gonna keep rockin'? HELL YEAH!

2341 days ago
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Illinois person    

Wow, a life of pills, booze and rock n roll has not done this guy any favors. He looks to be 150 and part monkey at that. If anyone in Hollywood should have ever had work done, it should have been the Rolling Stones. Man they all look awful.

2341 days ago
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