Steven Tyler Admits He Suffers From A.D.D.
In Steven Tyler's candid interview on '60 Minutes,' the 'American Idol' judge revealed a lot about himself and his contenious relationship with Aerosmith. In an honest moment, Tyler admits that he suffers from attention deficit disorder (A.D.D.).
He talks about how he's a workaholic and worries his irrational behavior could be something more serious. It doesn't appear that he has been diagnosed by a doctor, but Tyler adds, "You know what, I'm A.D.D. personified." When the interviewer asked if he had Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, he finished with, "I'm not sure, but I have A.D.D."
Tyler had some interesting things to say about his Aerosmith bandmates. He admits, "They ride my coattails ... They don't like me." Aerosmith's lead guitarist for the past 40 years, Joe Perry, told the '60 Minutes' reporter that Tyler is an extreme perfectionist. In a defensive response, Tyler reponds, "I think my perfectionism and my busting everyone's chops is what got this band to where it is today."
The rest of the interview shows a glimpse of what it is like to be in Aerosmith on the day of a show. The backstage lifestyle is much different than it was during the '70s. Tyler is shown drinking a veggie smoothie and the rest of the band drinks their share of herbal tea before hitting the stage.
Watch Steven Tyler's '60 Miuntes' Interview