Steven Tyler has a way with (sometimes good, sometimes just totally incomprehensible) words as a judge on American Idol, but he has some especially harsh words of judgment for Dr. Drew Pinsky of Celebrity Rehab.
Tyler has written a book called Does The Noise In My Head Bother You? in which he discusses his time spent in Las Encinas rehab center in 2008 with Steven Adler. Adler, the drummer for Guns ‘N Roses until 1989, appeared on season two of Rehab, and Tyler claims Adler was told to fake his drug-induced state for the cameras. Tyler writes in the book, “They wanted him to act out his own messed-up state when he entered rehab. It was ghoulish and unreal. They gave him 30 grand for the episode, he snorted it all, crashed his car, and he ended up in jail detox. It didn’t seem to me all that ethical using actual f****d-up people like Steven Adler in a reality show, but who am I to say?”
Tyler derided Pinksy’s rehab methods and writes that if he was ever approached to appear on the show “I would have gone, ‘Are you f—g kidding me?’” Though Tyler is critical of Dr. Drew’s program, Adler plans to resume treatment with him and is scheduled to participate in Celebrity Rehab 5, airing later this year on VH1.
When we reached out to him, Dr. Drew declined to comment on the situation.
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