Steve beat this once. But it never goes away.
It took numerous attempts for me to get it right.
I know from experience that each time addiction has reard its ugly head its been easier for me to deal with it and get back on track.
This time he dint have to go through the whole gammit of denial or trying to figure out a way to get high and still function.
This time he knew what the deal was and went where he needed to go before catastrophy took place.
I have full confidence that he will come out of this shining.
I’m not a gambling man. But I will put my money on Steve.
I saw Aerosmith with Ted Nugent back in the mid-eighties when the band was still all whacked out on drugs. Tyler was so wasted and pale. They weren’t very good. Nugent was much, much better. I’ll never forget Tyler flailing around on the stage like fish out of water. Soon after that Aerosmith cleaned up their act, and their music was remarkably improved. They were a pretty tight band from the start, but after they got off the hard stuff (I think Permanant Vacation was the first of the “clean” – as we call it – albums) everything improved. The band was even tighter, the music and lyrics were more dynamic, the production values were exponentially improved, and Tylers voice, until then always a little limited in range, suddenly went through the roof. Rarely do rock bands actually get better talent-wise when they get into their 40’s! Amazing.
I’m with Micky. I think Tyler will beat this. He’s an American icon as much because he’s talented as he was tough enough to beat a really, really nasty, long-term addiction. And Lord knows his Hepatitus could do without that bad habit.
I always say, the number one reason Arwen from Lord of the Rings is better than Padme from Star Wars is Arwen’s real dad knows Joe Perry.
Steven Tyler is the man. I wish him the best.
The last time I saw Aerosmith live was when Guns-n-Roses was opening for them. Aerosmith, who had been on the road for decades had a great sense of humor–like swinging out over the stage during Welcome to the Jungle in tarzan outfits GnR, on the other hand, acted like they were at Live Aid or something. I wonder why one is still viable and the other isn’t.
Nearly normalized is about as unfitting a name as possible when it comes to this subject.
Tell me Nearly.
Is Tyler weak because he has what is factually categorized as a disease ?
What do you know of his personallity other than what the media has fed you?
Have you ever struggled with addiction?
Are you aware of the chemical imbalances responsable for addiction?
It is not the drugs that controlled Tyler. Its actually a failed thought process that I will gladly go into detail with you if you like.
Of course you yourself would have to have ample thought prcess to concieve and understand it.
He may not control drugs. I dont know anyone that can once they are ingested.
But I do know that him and myself deal with an incurable disease of the mind and allergy of the body.
When I come across butthole surfing judgemental pricks like you I wish that I could throw you into my body so you could experience when I bled to death due to a ruptured esophogus as a result of the constant flow of coke and Jack Daniels pouring down my throat for 20 years.
I wish you could feel the desire to just kill yoursef because you dont think think you could stand one more life threatening detox.
I invite you to sit around in a corner lonely and scared sweating like a waterfall and shaking like a vibrator and peeing and crapping down your leg for a week, all the while your heart is beating at 160 BPM and your eyes feel like they will pop out of your sockets and every organ and bone in your body screams with pain.
Try to imagine being willing to commit any crime just to get those symtoms to go away
Well you know what Nearly Normal ?
Steve and I have beat that and come back from it.
We have a thing in us called determination and more self confidence than you could ever imagine. Otherwise we would be dead.
I hardly think so.
As a matter of fact I can tell just by your one post that you could never ever handle the things that myself or Tyler could handle.
The weak ones die.
But only because of people like you who chalked them up to be nothing more than a loss.
I invite you to challenge me on this.
Because I will surley, and with pleasure, make you look like the A$$ that you are
Nearly, something tells me Tyler controlled more uncrontrolled substances than you, me, and Micky combined! But even if that weren’t true, I think I can safely assume that we should appreciate the pressure of this great icon’s superstardom. It can’t be easy to be a premier American rock star for 36 years. Give ’em a break. I’m just a casual fan of his, but certainly I can appreciate the weight of his fame, requisite lifestyle, and value of his impact on popular culture.
I’m a big fan of Steven and the band. I love their music and Steven is such a great singer and a charismatic frontman. He has beaten addiction before and I feel certain that he can beat it again. Drug addiction is a terrible thing, and it takes a strong person to beat it and clean up their life. I know Steven can pull through this and continue to bring such joy to the people who love him. My thoughts and prayers go out to you Steven. Get better soon.
I’m a big fan of Steven and the band. I love their music and Steven is such a great singer and a charismatic frontman. He has beaten addiction before and I feel certain that he can beat it again. Drug addiction is a terrible thing, and it takes a strong person to beat it and clean up their life. I know Steven can pull through this and continue to live a full life, make great music, and bring joy to those who love him. My thoughts and prayers go out to you Steven. Get better soon.
Lots of love from Ivy
P.S. I really felt that I should say these words of encouragement for one of my favorite musicians. You can beat it Steven. Hope you get well soon and keep on singing. I’ll be waiting for Aerosmith’s next album and to see you in concert.