A week after Steven Tyler fell off the stage at a South Dakota concert and had to be airlifted to a local hospital, the Aerosmith front man has been the subject of death rumors, mystery and speculation surrounding his condition.
A concert spokesman said Tyler, 61, suffered minor head, neck and shoulder injuries, but his condition is unclear, as is whether they will resume touring.
Lead guitarist Joe Perry hasn't spoken with Tyler since the fall, but, said "I've seen him fall off a stage more than once. I've fallen off ... Stuff happens."
According to Perry, the frontman cracked his shoulder blade in two places.
"No concussion. Nothing internal," he told Detroit's WXRX 104.9 FM. "So it's like he [was] in a bad bar fight. [Like] somebody had a baseball bat."
Just like that.
As for Steven Tyler's prognosis, Perry told the station, "They're still running tests. MRIs, everything, X rays. I really don't know what's going on."
Though Perry said Tyler is "gonna be sore for a while," he seems confident this is not the end for Aerosmith. "Inevitably, we always come back."
Here's wishing Steve a speedy recovery.