Steven Tyler: I Was in Rehab for a Foot Injury

So, Steven Tyler say his latest stint in rehab had nothing to do with drugs or alcohol. Instead, the Aerosmith rocker is using that tired old excuse that his foot hurt -- and that's why he was hauled up in Las Encinas Hospital drug rehabilitation, the center where Dr. Drew counsels all the crazies on VH1's Celebrity Rehab.

"The doctors told me the pain in my feet could be corrected but it would require a few surgeries over time," Steve says in a statement released Thursday. "The 'foot repair' pain was intense, greater than I'd anticipated. The months of rehabilitative care and the painful strain of physical therapy were traumatic. I really needed a safe environment to recuperate where I could shut off my phone and get back on my feet. Make no mistake, Aerosmith has no plans to stop rocking. There's a new album to record, then another tour."

According to his peeps, Steven was treated at the center after a bunch of surgeries and physical therapy "to correct long-time foot injuries resulting from his trademark athletic performance onstage."

And by "trademark athletic performance" they might just mean they way he was able to lift a bottle of Jack Daniels with his toes to his lips.

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