Steven Tyler Talks Fall on ‘Today’
It only took one call to the embassy for Steven Tyler to find the best hospital to stitch up his eye and fix his tooth after his much publicized fall in a shower in Paraguay. Tyler called into the 'Today' show this morning to speak with anchor Matt Lauer about the fall and chipped tooth heard 'round the world!
First, we gotta mention: Tyler, who was his typical chipper, quippy self, said "Good morning America" as he greeted Lauer, which was a major faux pas, since he was appearing on a competing breakfast show.
That said, Lauer pointed out that Tyler, 63, looked like he was on the wrong end of a fight, since he was battered and bruised. Tyler revealed it took a single conversation with the embassy to get his face fixed in one fell swoop.
Lauer posed a tough question, too. He asked if Tyler's fall was off the wagon.
"Being in the program, it's something we have to expect," the rocker and 'American Idol' judge said. "People thinking that is natural and normal. We flew last night from Paraguay after that incident and we're in Argentina for two hours. And anyone who knows anyone who uses substances wouldn't be up at this hour having a talk with Matt Lauer and the rest of America. It's nothing I don't understand. It makes me a little upset. But people think that."
Tyler also commented on performing after the big fall, which was a result of dehydration due to food poisoning. He said, "We rocked out. Not only did I break my face, but we broke a house record, so life is beautiful, Matt."
Before he signed off from the chat, Tyler said, "You can't handle the tooth."
It's no longer "break a leg!" It's "break a tooth!"
Listen to Steven Tyler Call Into 'Today' Show