Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler has entered rehab to kick his addiction to prescription painkillers.
"With the help of my family and team of medical professionals, I am taking responsibility for the management of my pain and am eager to be back on the stage and in the recording studio with my bandmates Joe Perry, Joey Kramer, Tom Hamilton and Brad Whitford," Tyler, 61, says in a statement to People magazine.
Steven also thanked Aerosmith fans for their continued support of him as he struggles with addiction.
"I love Aerosmith; I love performing as the lead singer in Aerosmith," he says. "I am grateful for all of the support and love I am receiving and am committed to getting things taken care of."
His daughter, actress Liv Tyler, says, "My family and I are in complete support of my dad's decision to seek treatment. He is a courageous man. We love him and are so proud that he is getting help to balance his pain management, not just for himself but for his family, friends and fans."
According to Tyler's physician, the rocker has suffered orthopedic injuries over the past decade that have left him with "severe chronic pain," and helped lead to his dependence on prescription medication.