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Steven Tyler

I Spent $5 Mil on Cocaine

2/22/2013 2:20 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Steven Tyler says he "snorted half of Peru" over the course of his drug-addled rock career -- easily spending at least $5 million on cocaine before he finally kicked the habit.

The Aerosmith singer revealed the drug numbers on Australia's "60 Minutes" this week, saying he spent a fortune on booger sugar as a young rock star ...  "Probably, realistically, 5 or 6 [million], easy ... You could also say I snorted half of Peru, but, you know, it's what we did."

Tyler's been open about his former drug addiction for a while now -- telling Matt Lauer back in 2011, "I needed that cocaine. I needed it." But he said it ruined him, adding, "It took my children away, it took my marriages away. I was on my knees."

Tyler sobered up in the mid 80s but later relapsed. He was diagnosed with Hepatitis C in 2003, which he believes he contracted as a result of his intravenous drug use.

Tyler's been in and out of rehab numerous times, but now considers himself sober.

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16.

RoCbaLLa    

Helped him make beautiful music..Without it Aerosmith would've been half as great!

554 days ago
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rudynjudyjudy    

HARVost two face spends more than that a week on cloaks&Timmy`ss

554 days ago
18.

exlax    

the nursing home called and said they have room for your mouth

554 days ago
19.

Paul    

You go girl.....

554 days ago
20.

exlax    

dude looks like a tranny granma

554 days ago
21.

Dr Samuel Weiscrak    

That's all??? And he calls himself a Rock Star?

554 days ago
22.

KnuckleDragger    

Some people can do that. The rest end up either dead or in the gutter. Tyler must have some damn good genes. Damn!!

554 days ago
23.

bernergirl    

Sounds like there is a job stability in providing drugs to Rockers!

554 days ago
24.

crimsonblazer    

Ill probably not even make 5 million dollars in my entire life...

554 days ago
25.

awards    

That's a good start; Lindsay Lohan spent $30M, eh? Go figure!

554 days ago
26.

rudynjudyjudy    

So in other other words everyone whom watched fed his addictions,the best way to treat his addiction is to ban and shun him and black list him and his band so he doesn`t OD and we the people don`t feed his addictions much like people don`t give money to the homeless because they will OD.He doesn`t eat anyway so some addiction is still in action in his life ban him to save him he can`t help himself and dude still looks like a olt hag

554 days ago
27.

Jordan    

How much residuals are still in his system?

554 days ago
28.

T    

He's lying I bet it was at least twice that much

554 days ago
29.

lcmb    

At least it didn't impact his striking good looks.

lol

554 days ago
30.

exlax    

near you aerosith is playing nursing homes and re-had centers get your social security checks while they last

554 days ago
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