Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler is headed back to rehab for painkillers, capping a month plus of misadventure that left fans—and his band—wondering if he was staying in the group. “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,” said the singer in a statement. It’s far more enthusiasm for the band than he showed in November, when he expressed the desire to focus on “Brand Tyler,” sending guitarist Joe Perry into a Twitter snit.
Despite appearing with Perry on stage to end break-up rumors (announcing “Joe, you are a man of many colors but I…am the rainbow!”) his bandmates continued to express public concern that Tyler was showing the symptoms of a relapse. Perry—unusually quiet on the Twitter front this month—and the other members of Aerosmith have yet to comment on Tyler’s newfound enthusiasm (“I love Aerosmith; I love performing as the lead singer in Aerosmith”) and willingness to seek help. “My family and I are in complete support of my dad’s decision to seek treatment,” daughter Liv Tyler told People. “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.”