Steven Tyler did a telephone interview on the Today show this morning to explain that the accident which left him with a black eye and broken tooth had nothing to do with any sort of drug relapse, and everything to do with the fact that food in other countries is essentially legal poison.
The incident occurred on Tuesday, when Tyler says he walked into his hotel shower in Paraguay, “got nauseous (from food poisoning), started to get sick and I fell on my face and I just passed out.”
But this was not a fall off of the wagon, says Tyler, who relapsed from decades of sobriety in late 2009 and underwent three months of rehab. “That’s not the issue,” he told Lauer.
“It’s nothing I don’t understand. It makes me a little upset. But I get that people think that. It’s something that bothers me and it’s something I’ll have to deal with for the rest of my life.”
I bet when he saw Tyler explaining that he got a black eye simply because he had an accident and fell down, Chris Brown mumbled to himself, “see, was that so hard.”