19 Nov Aerosmith Frontman Steven Tyler May Be Abusing Drugs
Aerosmith guitarist Brad Whitford told rockradio.com that he believes singer Steven Tyler is still struggling with a drug problem.
Tyler has been estranged from the rest of the group—despite a recent onstage appearance with guitarist Joe Perry—since August, when he fell from a stage in South Dakota and forced the group to cancel the rest of its summer tour.
"This guy has a tremendous history of drug abuse, and you have to be suspicious that this is something that is probably going on with him," Whitford told rockradio.com. "I think that’s got to be a part of this irrational behavior. People in recovery and stuff, if you’re really doing it, it takes a lot of work.”
"Historically or statistically, the majority of people in that situation don’t make it. I have a feeling we might be looking at, you know, someone who’s just really struggling very badly with this,” Whitford continued.
The band also revealed that despite Tyler’s recent onstage appearance where he declared he was not quitting the band, none of the other bandmates have had any contact with Tyler in months.
Drummer Joey Kramer also admitted that the band is unsure how to carry on, but they all want to continue playing with Tyler.
"You know, getting someone else is one of the questions," Kramer explained. "We all know that there’s really no way to replace Steven, but we want to continue touring together.”
"We even have a 40-year anniversary coming up and it’s a milestone. We want to be able to celebrate it together and there’s millions of fans out there that are dedicated to us."
Kramer’s comments come alongside Joe Perry’s recent comments that the band will carry on without Tyler if they have to.
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