Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Steven Tyler: Ready to talk about his fight with hepatitis C

On Access Hollywood tonight, Steven Tyler reveals in an interview that he has quietly been battling hepatitis C.

Tyler told the New York Daily News, "It is nonexistent in my bloodstream, where it's like a complete cure. I've had hepatitis C for a long time, asymptomatic. I've been pretty quiet about this. The band took a break about three years ago. (My doctor) said now is the time, and it's 11 months of chemotherapy (interferon) so I went on that, and it about killed me. Hepatitis C is the one that, of all the people in this room, at least three have it and don't know it. It's the silent killer. I may go on Oprah and talk about this."

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