July 13, 2009
Aerosmith drummer Joey Kramer was interviewed this morning (Monday, July 13) on “The Danny Bonaduce Show” on the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania radio station 94 WYSP. The chat is now available for streaming at this location.
Regarding Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler’s injury which led to the band’s recent string of concert cancelations, Kramer said, “There’s two big muscles in your legs, one’s the quadricep, and [Tyler] ripped that muscle. And it’s painful, it hurts; for the first couple of days, he couldn’t even stand up or walk or anything, so… [He injured it] jumping around on the stage.”
Tyler had surgery on both feet last year, telling The Pulse of Radio that 30-plus years of performing live had caught up with him. “The way I dance around onstage, it’s taken its toll,” he said. “They’ve got to take the nerves out and, you know, it hurts like hell. You know, I’ve just about destroyed my feet. But I never feel it when I’m onstage, I’ll tell you that much.”
Aerosmith’s Joe Perry has indicated in recent Twitter posts that guitarist Brad Whitford, who sat out the first part of the tour to recover from a head injury, was “up and ready to rock as soon as Steven’s leg muscle feels better.”
The group’s last show was on June 29 in Connecticut, where fans reported seeing Tyler strain something in his leg.