Wednesday, September 27, 2006

'Aerosmith' frontman on secret hepatitis struggle

Steven Tyler has admitted in a candid interview that he suffered from hepatitis C.

Speaking exclusively with Access Hollywood, the 'Aerosmith' frontman admitted that he was diagnosed with the liver disease three years ago.

I talked to my doctor ... and he said now is the time and it's 11 months of chemotherapy. So I went on that and it about killed me,' Tyler revealed.

The singer went on to reveal that after the treatment, the disease was 'non-existent' in his bloodstream.

The 58-year-old father of actress Liv and model Mia said that he kept the state of his health private during treatment.

In comparison, former 'Baywatch' star Pamela Anderson went public with her diagnosis of the disease four years ago.

She was infected through sharing a tattoo needle with her former hubby Tommy Lee and launched a scathing attack on the rocker when she was diagnosed after their split.

'Tommy has the disease and never disclosed it to me during our marriage,' Pammy revealed at the time.