Of course, though, the band’s relentless touring schedule inevitably began to take its toll. While appearing on stage with band the Hollywood Vampires in 2016, Joe Perry reportedly had a cardiac arrest. Meanwhile, Brad Whitford was forced to skip the start of Aerosmith’s 2009 tour owing to a serious head injury.
But it’s Steven Tyler who has remained Aerosmith’s most regular hospital patient. In 2006 the group had to cut short their Rockin’ the Joint tour when their frontman burst a blood vessel in his throat. That same year Tyler also revealed that he’d been diagnosed with hepatitis C and undergone 11 months of agonizing treatment for the condition.