STURGIS, SD, USA Steven Tyler, lead singer of Aeromith, slipped off the catwalk while attempting to entertain the audience after the sound system failed as the band performed their hit "Love In an Elevator" at the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally today.
This is the 69th year for the rally, which has attracted more than 500,000 participants annually in recent years. It was founded on August 14, 1938 by the Jackpine Gypsies Motorcycle Club, who still own and operate the tracks, hillclimb, and field areas where they annual convention is held.
Aerosmith has been performing for over 39 years and is the best-selling American hard rock band of all time. The band has sold a total of 150 million albums worldwide.
Tyler, 61, was reportedly taken by ambulance to the Rapid City Regional Hospital.
The rowdy judges scored him a 10 for execution, 10 for entertainment value, but deducted points for Tyler's "incredibly sloppy dismount" to give him an overall score of 28.
"As stage dives go, the landing was truly disappointing, man", said one burly biker.
Those bikers sure are a tough crowd!