Aerosmith singer Tyler hurt in fall from stage

LOS ANGELES Thu Aug 6, 2009 4:02pm EDT

1 of 2. Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler performs on stage in a 2007 photo.

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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler has been hospitalized after injuring his head, neck and shoulder in a fall from a concert stage in South Dakota, a spokesman for the venue said on Thursday.

Tyler, 61, accidentally stepped off a runway near the main stage while the rock band was performing Wednesday night at Buffalo Chip Campground in Sturgis, South Dakota, concert spokesman Michael Sanborn said.

Tyler, who is known for his wild dancing and for draping his microphone stand with a colorful scarf while on stage, was airlifted to Rapid City Regional Hospital, Sanborn said. His condition was not known.

A spokeswoman for the South Dakota hospital said she could not confirm if the singer was being treated there, and an Aerosmith representative was not immediately available to comment on Tyler's injury.

A doctor who attended to Tyler after his fall said the singer's vital signs were stable, Sanborn said.

Aerosmith rose to fame in the 1970s with hit albums such as "Toys in the Attic" and "Rocks." They then faded from the limelight but enjoyed a resurgence in 1986 when rap group Run DMC covered "Walk This Way," one of the band's hit songs.

Tyler is the father of actress Liv Tyler.

(Reporting by Alex Dobuzinskis: Editing by Bob Tourtellotte and Paul Simao)

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