Steven Tyler Enters Rehab

December 22, 2009 By:
Steven Tyler Enters Rehab

'Aerosmith' lead singer Steven Tyler has officially entered rehab to treat his addiction to painkillers.

"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 Joe Perry, Joey Kramer, Tom Hamilton and Brad Whitford," Tyler says in a statement released to People.

"I love Aerosmith; I love performing as the lead singer in Aerosmith," he adds. "I am grateful for all of the support and love I am receiving and am committed to getting things taken care of."

Tyler has suffered orthopedic injuries over the past decade and developed an addiction to painkillers and after public concern from his bandmates, he decided to enter a rehab facility.

"I think that he needs help and that attention needs to be put to his health," drummer Kramer told People, adding that Tyler, who had battled drug addiction in the '70s and 80s, had "isolated himself."

Sounds like a good idea. He's acknowledging that he has a problem and is taking the necessary steps to get clean. Best wishes to Steven and his family during this difficult time.