Steven Tyler is admitting to a monster cocaine addiction, $5 million worth… TMZ.
Tyler said he “snorted half of Peru” over the years fronting Aerosmith — easily spending at least $5 million on cocaine before he finally kicked the habit, or so he claims.
Then again, he has been reported to have undergone private cocaine rehabilitation, so he really must have successfully kicked his cocaine habit after all.
The Aerosmith singer revealed the drug numbers on Australia’s “60 Minutes” this week, saying he spent a fortune on booger sugar as a young rock star … “Probably, realistically, 5 or 6 [million], easy … You could also say I snorted half of Peru, but, you know, it’s what we did.”Tyler’s been open about his former drug addiction for a while now — telling Matt Lauer back in 2011, “I needed that cocaine. I needed it.” But he said it ruined him, adding, “It took my children away, it took my marriages away. I was on my knees.”Tyler sobered up in the mid 80s but later relapsed. He was diagnosed with Hepatitis C in 2003, which he believes he contracted as a result of his intravenous drug use.Tyler’s been in and out of rehab numerous times, but now considers himself sober.