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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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Jah36    

It's funny how ex-druggies always like to brag about the drugs or amount of drugs that they did. Almost like they think that makes them cool or something. No one cares dude!

553 days ago
77.

Jay    

Im gonna guess that Lindsay Lohan snorted the other half of Peru?

553 days ago
78.

Kookla    

$5 mil on cocaine? It shows on him

553 days ago
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HoTMZ    

I don't get how he can get away with admitting an illegal act, just like how Rhiana can get away with posting pics of pot she brags of. So if someone was they killed Somme or robbed a bank, if they're a celebrity there's no problem r is it celebrities get a free pass doing as much drugs as they want?

553 days ago
80.

Kookla    

These comments are so funny people write

553 days ago
81.

Parker    

We all knew that you idiot.............Thats like Ozzy Osbourne only now admitting hes braindead from drugs! What a fool!

553 days ago
82.

Phishie from Philly    

That's it!
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Phishie from Philly

553 days ago
83.

Phishie from Philly    

It doesn't she!?
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553 days ago
84.

Col. Sardonic    

Kudos dude. That's a hard habit to kick. More power to ya.

553 days ago
85.

KBurr    

Keep it up !! And anybody who has a past knows it may make others feel better if you just don't talk about it but those who forget or act like it didn't ever happen more than likely repeat it!!

553 days ago
86.

PurpleRain    

Can I just get 10,000 for a house downpayment?

553 days ago
87.

4reallikecomon    

This man snorted more dope than anybody in the world....lmfao

553 days ago
88.

The New Improved Sock Puppet    

Steve man you look like a chimpanzee

553 days ago
89.

Menace to society     

Should of saved some $$ for better plastic surgery

553 days ago
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pzzytat    

Is this really something to glamorize, brag about?

553 days ago
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