Aerosmith front man Steven Tyler said he checked into rehab to recover from foot surgery, People reported on its Web site.
"The doctors told me the pain in my feet could be corrected but it would require a few surgeries over time," Tyler says in a statement released, the Web site reported. "The 'foot repair' pain was intense, greater than I'd anticipated. The months of rehabilitative care and the painful strain of physical therapy were traumatic. I really needed a safe environment to recuperate where I could shut off my phone and get back on my feet. Make no mistake, Aerosmith has no plans to stop rocking. There's a new album to record, then another tour."
The surgery was to correct "long-time foot injuries resulting from his trademark athletic performance onstage," according to the statement.
Reports initially indicated the 60-year-old was being treated for substance abuse.