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Steven Tyler: 'Shower accident wasn't related to drugs or alcohol'

Aerosmith's Steven Tyler has spoken out about the accident that left him with missing teeth and cuts to his face, and reassured fans that it had nothing to do with drink or drugs.

He called into The Today Show yesterday, October 27, and spoke with host Matt Lauer about the incident:

"I got four stitches... Well you know, quite frankly, I just passed out. I was in the shower and I got nauseous and I started to get sick and I just fell on my face... And I woke up with the water running on me, wondering where the hell I was."

"The next thing you know, my tour manager was calling the American embassy and we found the best hospital. It was like one-stop shopping. They stitched up my eye, they did a little plastic surgery and they fixed my tooth all in one fell swoop."

Addressing the speculation that seemed to suggest he may have been inebriated during the fall, Tyler added:

"Being in the (recovery) programme that I'm in, it's something that we have to accept. I went public with my problems only to address them straight on. So people thinking that (I was drunk/high) is natural and normal."

"I get that people think that, it still bothers me a little but it's something I'll have to deal with for the rest of my life."

Watch news coverage of Tyler's accident, which includes the frightening photo of the aftermath, below: