Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler Falls Off Stage in South Dakota
Don’t walk this way Steven Tyler. That’s the end of the stage.
The 61-year-old front man of Aerosmith, the popular rock band behind such hits as “Livin’ On the Edge,” “I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing” and “Cryin’,” fell off a stage while performing at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in Rapid City, South Dakota Wednesday and was airlifted to the hospital. He suffered minor head, neck and shoulder injuries.
“He does a lot of dancing on the stage and he does a lot of stuff with his mike stand. He put his stand down and twirled around and stepped backwards off the stage,” Mike Sanborn, spokesman for the Buffalo Chip Campground, told the Associated Press.
While doing his trademark dancing with the mike stand, adorned with several scarfs, Tyler feel into a bunch of fans but then hopped back up and the crowd went wild. The Associated Press said that he appeared to be in good spirits, reportedly joking around with paramedics. The fall happened about halfway through the performance right after performing “Love in an Elevator.” Tyler then went down himself. (Sorry, couldn’t resist.)
Around 12:15 a.m., guitarist Joe Perry came out and told the crowd that Tyler was being flown to the hospital and the show wouldn’t continue.
No word on the specific severity of the injuries of if this will affect the rest of the tour at all.