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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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61.

mallball    

Steven Tyler loves SOSA!!!

518 days ago
62.

Michele    

Wow Steven...all I need is $65,000 to pay off my student loan when I became a teacher in NYS to support my 2 sons and myself.

518 days ago
63.

Sjango    

The life of a rockstar

518 days ago
64.

(◉_◉) Brush Your Teeth (◉_◉)    

Steven, I would like you to meet Charlie.

518 days ago
65.

CLINT    

5 Million dollars!! Who was his dealer , Tony Montana?

518 days ago
66.

EasilyHard    

Melissa Rivers looks A M A Z I N G★in that hat!

518 days ago
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judy jetson    

SHOCKING NEWS!!!

518 days ago
68.

SoWhat    

Only 5 million over decades of using? He's an amateur compared to the tens of millions Lindsay Lohan has spent in less than a decade and that's not even counting the tons that her mom has been doing.

518 days ago
69.

tleeg    

He stops doing drugs and then hasnt recorded a listenable song in decades

518 days ago
70.

Areader    

Easy!

518 days ago
71.

Joe t. Pico    

Total BS, current market value for a kilo is 20k-23k in the 80s a k went for 12k or less, yea he was and is still rich/stupid so he more than likely over paid, nevertheless there is no way he comsumed that much coke even if he sniffed an 8ball daily for 10yrs...

518 days ago
72.

Mike44090    

My first thought was "THAT'S ALL?" Then I realized that back in those day it was probably much cheaper when you buy it in bulk.

518 days ago
73.

Spilled Milk    

Wish i was his supplier

518 days ago
74.

CorkiDeCat    

Looks like it...

518 days ago
75.

JR Jake    

Steven Tyler on cocaine, please say it is not so. Most of us thought that had injected nitro into him back in the 70's. Steven had more launch that the darn Space Shuttle. $5 million, yup, that is easy to blow through, especially when you are entertaining friends. Steve, was that for personal consumption or for dealing purposes?

518 days ago
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