According to TMZ.com, AEROSMITH singer Steven Tyler was suffering from dehydration caused by a bout of food poisoning when he collapsed in a Paraguay hotel shower today.
Tyler was treated at a hospital in Paraguay’s capital for injuries to his face, including the loss of two teeth and cuts to his eyebrow and mouth.
TMZ.com spoke with the singer’s manager, who described Tyler‘s injuries as “minor” and said Steven has already been released from the hospital.
AEROSMITH rescheduled its Tuesday night concert in Asuncion to Wednesday evening, and the band rep tells TMZ.com that Tyler would like to “sincerely apologize” for any inconvenience this may have caused his fans.
As previously reported, Tyler hinted to Women’s Wear Daily that a film version of his recently released memoir, “Does The Noise In My Head Bother You?”, could be in the works. Tyler explained, “It’s either as soon as the plane goes down, or in my lifetime. I’m thinking since (director) Ron Howard bought my book, his production company is thinking about doing something.” The singer added, “This whole thing with AEROSMITH has been like a dream come true. It’s like it’s been plotted out and planned and written about before. Every time something happens, I think, ‘Is this a movie?'”
“Does The Noise In My Head Bother You?” debuted at No. 2 on The New York Times hardcover non-fiction best seller list when it came out last May. A paperback edition will arrive in January 2012.
Tyler, whose past addictions to drugs are well-documented, told The Pulse Of Radio that writing the book helped him see how his efforts to balance his career and family life sometimes proved too much to handle. “It’s been a fight between band lifestyle and marriage lifestyle and family lifestyle, and it’s been a real hard juggle making all those work,” he said. “If you don’t think family is a full-time job, then try being in a band and having, you know, four children. It made realize writing this book how hard it all was and why I maybe reached out to substances to make me feel good at the end of the day.”
Speaking about his addictions to People.com when the book first came out, Tyler said, “I blew 20 million. I snorted my Porsche, I snorted my plane, I snorted my house in that din of drugs and booze and being lost.”
AEROSMITH began working in July on its 15th studio album with producer Jack Douglas, who produced several of the group’s early classics, including “Get Your Wings”, “Rocks” and “Toys In The Attic”.
The CD, due out in 2012, will be the group’s first set of original material since 2001’s “Just Push Play” and first studio offering since 2004’s covers CD, “Honkin’ On Bobo”.