By Martin Keilty

Source: Ultimate Classic Rock

Steven Tyler has revealed that he spent “many years” being angry at his Aerosmith bandmates for sending him to rehab in the ‘80s — although he later became “grateful” for their decision.

He also claimed that some of the executives surrounding the band in the past liked the fact that most of them were too intoxicated to ask probing questions about their finances.

“Aerosmith made it from ’72 to ’79 not necessarily stoned, but beautiful … Then we all became very fucked up,” Tyler told Haute Living in a recent interview. “There were no such things as rehabs; there were mental institutions. I went away in ’84 and ’86, and I didn’t really get it. The early ’80s were terrible, and drugs took us down. I was the first one to get treatment.”

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