Monday, September 25, 2006

Steven Tyler is Diseased

Aerosmith lead singer and winner of the CooterPunch "Creepiest Old Man Who's Had Too Much Work Done and Looks Like an Ugly Woman Award", recently admitted he has Hepatitis C.

In an Access Hollywood interview airing tomorrow night, Tyler, 58, admits that he was diagnosed three years ago but "I've had hepatitis C for a long time, asymptomatic."

"I've been pretty quiet about this," says the admitted former drug addict. "The band took a break about three years ago. … [My doctor] said now is the time, and it's 11 months of chemotherapy" — actually, interferon, which strengthens the immune system — "so I went on that, and it about killed me."

About 4.5 million Americans suffer from hepatitis C, which can cause scarring and cirrhosis of the liver.

It's not known, however, if all 4.5 million got the disease by sleeping with Pam Anderson (also infected with the disease)