Aerosmith's Front Man Falls from Stage, Suffers Minor Injuries
Aerosmith front man Steven Tyler fell off the stage during a performance at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in South Dakota and was airlifted to a hospital with minor injuries early Thursday.
The 61-year-old rock singer fell while dancing after the sound system failed during "Love in an Elevator," according to The Associated Press. When Tyler stopped dancing, he accidentally stepped off the stage's catwalk and fell onto some fans.
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"He does a lot of dancing on the stage and he does a lot of stuff with his mike stand," said Mike Sanborn, spokesman for the Buffalo Chip Campground, which hosted the event. "He put his stand down and twirled around and stepped backwards off the stage."
Tyler, who was in town to promote his Dirico Motorcycles, got back up and was taken backstage to be examined by the venue's medical staff. He suffered minor head and neck injuries and a shoulder injury, Sanborn said.
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Guitarist Joe Perry came back on stage to tell the audience that Tyler was being taken to the hospital and that the concert would not continue. Tyler was flown to Rapid City Regional Hospital.
"He was good natured about it," Sanborn said. "He was in good spirits when he got in the helicopter. He was talking and joking with the physician. It was an unfortunate end to an extraordinary evening."