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Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler, who once told 60 Minutes Australia that he’d spent $6 million on cocaine in his lifetime, is “voluntarily” back in rehab.
The 74-year-old Tyler, who started using drugs around the age of 16, has been there before — at least nine times — as he’s tried to get clean.
The New York Post reported the band said in a statement that the singer relapsed on pain meds to deal with foot surgery for an injury sustained from decades of performances.
In Tyler’s 2004 autobiography, Does the Noise in My Head Bother You?, he wrote he used to set his alarm clock for 4 a.m., drop acid, fall back to sleep and then be tripping two hours later at the start of his day.
He wrote the band and crew would spell out each person’s name in chopped-up cocaine, then snort up their signature batches.
Tyler’s coke addiction even extended to singing the Star Spangled Banner before a 2004 Red Sox game in his hometown of Boston.
In his memoir, Tyler said he was “high as a kite” as the local National Guard flew F-16 jets overhead and “the words were melting like candle wax against the blue sky.”