The Confessions of Steven Tyler | The Fix
facebook twitter RSS
HOT TOPICS: Alcoholism  Addiction  AA  Cocaine  Heroin

The Confessions of Steven Tyler

Aerosmith's legendary front-man hits the road with a sex-and-drug-fueled new rock-and-roll memoir.  But despite snarky reports from the New York Post, America's Newest Idol insists that he's as sober as a... judge.


Tyler Tells All.
Photo via hitzonly

By Kirwan Gray


| Share

Steven Tyler was a drug addict? Really? In an upcoming interview with NBC, the Aerosmith star admits that until his friends and friends intervened on him about a decade ago, he was addicted to a plethora of drugs—from downers to uppers, cocaine to crack, hash to heroin. While recent news reports from the New York Post cast doubts on the addled star's sobriety, American Idol's latest judge insists he's been clean for the past decade. In an intimate interview with NBC's Dateline, set to air on May 1st, the 63-year-old rocker discusses his long-time battle with drugs, his decadent life as the lead singer of Aerosmith, and his strategy for dealing with giddy groupies. As he's grown older, Tyler has had to contend with a less glamorous set of problems. Not long ago he underwent surgery to have his knees repaired, started snorting Lunesta, and even considered suicide. In a press release about the upcoming interview, NBC reveals that “Tyler speaks candidly about overcoming drug addiction, his family and Aerosmith," leaving us to wonder what was most difficult for him to overcome—drugs, his dysfunctional family, Aerosmith, or Idol co-host Jennifer Lopez? No answer to that just yet, but with a new book about to debut this month—Does the Noise in My Head Bother You?: A Rock 'n' Roll Memoir—Tyler seems to be in full-on confessional mode. Stay tuned for further revelations. 

Rehabilitation Directories

Most Popular
Sober Living
Normies React to the 12 Steps

"I think admitting to having a problem in general is the right first step, but to admit powerlessness is unhealthy. .. I think admitting powerlessness is more harmful because it doesn't help. Admitting that you want and need help is more useful after admittance."

The Rehab Review
Cliffside Malibu

The “beach-house-relaxed” Cliffside Malibu claims to provide an oasis for recovering addicts and alcoholics. And that’s just what you'll get—if you’ve got the cash.

Morningside Recovery

For a “rehab near the beach” experience that isn’t quite as costly as similar SoCal competitors, head to this Newport Beach treatment facility.

AToN Center

Whether you’re interested in the 12 Steps, SMART Recovery, or holistic treatments, this luxurious, appealing and commendable 4.5 star (our system doesn't yet show the 1/2 star) San Diego rehab has a program for you. 


This exclusive Northern California rehab is all about client choice—as well as golf outings, Buddhist field trips and keeping up with the office.

Capo By The Sea

Capo By The Sea offers an executive rehab program complete with medical detox and a focus on dual-diagnosis issues, as well as an outpatient option in an environment that exudes the kind of beach house optimism one would expect from an Orange County recovery outfit.

Journey Malibu

Want many of the luxury amenities A-listers have come to expect—including an enormous backyard with a pool and patio, an herb garden, a volleyball net and a spectacular vista of the Santa Monica mountains—with a recovery program to match?

The Ultimate Guide to Rehab

What you need to know when choosing an addiction treatment center.

the fix tv