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Steven Tyler Checks into Rehab

12/22/2009 10:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Steven Tyler has entered a rehab facility due to an addiction to prescription painkillers -- this according to the Aerosmith front man himself.

The 61-year-old singer told People he became addicted to pain medication after suffering multiple injuries over the last 10 years of performing.

Tyler said, "With the help of my family and team of medical professionals, I am taking responsibility for the management of my pain and am eager to be back on the stage and in the recording studio with my bandmates."

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