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STEVEN TYLER, SINGER FOR SOME BAND, ENTERS REHAB
December 23 2009
Boston, MA – Addiction is undoubtedly one of the most baffling aspects of the human condition. Whether it is drugs, alcohol, cigarettes, or any other of the panoply of urges that overtake a person the occurrence of addiction is something that
continues to confound medical science. Advances in recent years have given those afflicted with addiction new hope but the core reasons for such compulsions still remains and elusive mystery that may never see a resolution.
One Petri dish that scientists have often used to provide insight into the nature of addiction is the world of celebrities which so often proves itself the forefront of addiction. Whether in music, movies, or just general celebrity addiction and substance abuse is less of an affectation and more of a rite of passage for many. Occasionally those addictions prove the undoing of those celebrities who have accomplished so much but still become slaves to those impulses, making them the ideal case studies for those trying to understand what exactly makes an addict tick. Now a new celebrity, a singer named Steven Tyler from a band named ‘Aerosmith’ has fallen victim to addiction, checking himself into a rehab clinic, and helping to further the understanding of addiction, and how it can be combated.
“I love Aerosmith; I love performing as the lead singer in Aerosmith. I am grateful for all of the support and love I am receiving and am committed to getting things taken care of,” said Tyler in an interview with Rolling Stone. “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’s band was apparently quite successful in the 1970’s and 80’s and according to his Wikipedia page, Tyler has struggled with addiction previously.
“While the answers to chemical addiction is fairly obvious, people retain the
characteristics of addiction long after the chemical has been removed. That is one of the underlying mysteries of addiction works, and how the human brain functions. Even more compelling is the question as to why people become addicted to things that have no chemical stimulus, things that they merely find appealing or in some cases find repellent but are unable to resist from engaging in some way. By answering these questions we may find an important insight into the human condition,” said Scrape TV Science analyst Dr. Howard Poe. “This has been a mystery that has compelled scientists for a long time and we may not have the answers any time soon, but the search for them could provide some insight into the workings of our psyche and perhaps lead us into an understanding of the human condition more fundamental than just the sum of its parts.”
It’s not known if Tyler will subject himself to scientific study or if his band will make music again for new generations to hear.
“I’ve heard of Aerosmith, I mean that’s what I do, but I haven’t heard anything from them in a long time. I mean I know they were popular for a while but I believe that was a very long time ago. I doubt very many people are interested in his stint in rehab as anything but a medical experiment so it’s quite fitting that they are studying him,” said Scrape TV Music analyst Dylan Chambers. “I can’t imagine that anyone would be interested him, outside his family, except as a medical experiment but you never know. Hopefully he’ll fell better soon and make some music that people will be interested in hearing, or not, doesn’t really matter.”
Tyler’s band mates, whoever they are, are apparently are fully behind the singer.
Samantha Dryden, Entertainment Correspondent