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As the fate of Aerosmith hangs in the balance, members of the band are expressing concern about lead singer Steven Tyler. Tyler, who has battled drug addiction in the past, has friends wondering if he's fallen off the wagon again.
"I think that he needs help and that attention needs to be put to his health," drummer Joey Kramer told People.com. "He's got some bad influences in his life right now and he's making poor choices."
Steven announced last week that he would be taking a two-year break from the band, saying that he was continuing to heal from a shoulder injury he sustained after falling off the stage last year. He planned on working on a solo album writing a memoir. "He's concentrating on his book right now while his shoulder heals," his rep concurred.
But Steven's bandmates insist there is more to the story. "His behavior is spinning out of control," guitarist Brad Whitford said. "I don't know where he is and what he's doing." Whitford admits he, too, is "concerned about [Tyler's] well-being and his health."
While Steven deals with whatever is going on with him, the remaining members of the group plan to look for a new lead singer – but hope it will only be temporary. "It's hard for me to imagine getting on stage without Steven," Kramer said. "He needs to take care of his health first and get help in order for there to be a future Aerosmith that includes him."
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