AEROSMITH Frontman Reportedly Checks Into Rehab

May 21, 2008

According to TMZ.com, AEROSMITH frontman Steven Tyler, 60, has checked himself into Las Encinas Hospital drug rehabilitation clinic the place Dr. Drew Pinsky practices in Pasadena, California.

It's the same facility where the reality show "Celebrity Rehab" was filmed. Tyler is getting treatment for substance abuse.

Tyler and AEROSMITH guitarist Joe Perry reportedly consumed legendary amounts of drugs and alcohol during the 1970s and early 1980s until an intervention at 6 one morning in Boston in 1986 got Tyler to go straight.

According to Boston Magazine, Tyler emerged from his haze with the clarity of the redeemed and the high-octane mile-a-minute energy of his old-school storytelling self, but with a new plot twist: the been-to-hell-and-back parable that VH1 loves to rehash and fans love to revel in. "I came out sober and stunned at the brightness of the world," Tyler said of his rehabilitation during an October 2005 interview. "I'm blinking at the light like a blind man whose sight has been restored."

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