Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler fell off the stage at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally show, and was airlifted to a local hospital. Read more and see the video below of Steven Tyler’s fall.
Tyler, 61, fell while dancing around after the sound system failed during the song “Love in an Elevator.”
Ed Aurand, a security supervisor saw the fall and said Tyler stepped backward off the stage’s catwalk.
“He does a lot of dancing on the stage and he does a lot of stuff with his mike stand. He put his stand down and twirled around and stepped backwards off the stage,” Sanborn said.
Here’s video of Steven Tyler falling off the stage
Tyler fell onto a couple of fans in the middle of what was a record crowd, Sanborn said. Security rushed to help him and the crowd cheered when Tyler got back up.
“He was good natured about it,” Sanborn said. “He was in good spirits when he got in the helicopter. He was talking and joking with the physician.”
“It was an unfortunate end to an extraordinary evening,” he said.
Tyler suffered minor head and neck injuries and a shoulder injury, but it wasn’t immediately clear how serious that was, Sanborn said.
Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry came out to tell the audience Tyler was being taken to the hospital and that the show would not go on.
Tyler was flown to Rapid City Regional Hospital, the only major hospital in the region, Sanborn said.
Fans were disappointed the concert was cut short but hoped Tyler wasn’t seriously hurt.
Lance Yellow Robe, who said he was 8 eight feet from the stage when Tyler fell off, told the Rapid City Journal “you could kind of see it coming because he was dancing all over the stage.
“I hope he’s OK,” Yellow Robe said. “I could care less about the concert being canceled.”
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