Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler Injured In Stage Plunge
Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler has been taken to hospital after falling off stage while singing Love In An Elevator.
Tyler, 61, was helped backstage after the accident last night (August 5) at Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in South Dakota. The singer was sent for treatment after being checked over by medics at the venue.
Concert-goer Matt Becker of North Dakota wrote on Twitter that the incident had occurred during a power cut at the outdoor gig.
“The sound completely gave out during Love In An Elevator and Steven fell when trying to dance for the crowd to keep everyone entertained…” he wrote.
“Hoping that Steven is okay, the fall looked very rough. Stage was slick from rain.”
Several concert-goers remarked on Twitter that Tyler had fallen early on in the set, with one suggesting the band had only managed to play three songs before the show was brought to an abrupt halt.
After several minutes of confusion, guitarist Joe Perry reportedly came out to tell the audience the gig could not continue.
According to one Twitter user, Perry “apologised profusely” and said his “brother in arms” had been badly hurt. There is no official word as yet on Tyler’s condition.
Aerosmith began a lengthy North American tour in June.