Last night Steven Tyler took a fall from a South Dakota stage and had to be hospitalized. Although he suffered some head and neck injuries it doesn't appear from the first reports that the injuries are anything that serious. Still though you have to worry anytime it involves your head or neck or back. The thing that makes me so worried though is that Steven has a long history of drug abuse and just finished a stint in rehab not so long ago for his dependence on pain medication. The way most people deal with head and back pain is through medication and so I wonder if the doctors are going to put him on pain medications and that it will lead him to become addicted to them again.
The incident happened last night when the power went out on stage. To keep the audience entertained while the sound problems were fixed, Steven did what Steven does best and that is dancing around on the stage. At one point he lost his balance and ended up in the crowd. A doctor took a look at him backstage and then Steven was airlifted to a local hospital.