Tanner Stransky
December 23, 2009 AT 10:55 AM EST

Aerosmith lead singer Steven Tyler, 61, has entered a rehab facility to deal with pain management and an addiction to prescription painkillers, according to a report from People. “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 said in a statement. “I love Aerosmith; I love performing as the lead singer in Aerosmith. I am grateful for all of the support and love I am receiving and am committed to getting things taken care of.” Tyler also revealed that he’s suffered orthopedic injuries over the past 10 years that have left him with “severe chronic pain,” leading to the addiction.

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