Monday, September 25, 2006
Steven Tyler & Pam Anderson have something in common
Hepatitis C. How did he NOT get it earlier?
off of Tabloid Whore:
The New York Daily News reports that on Access Hollywood tomorrow night, Aerosmith's Steven Tyler reveals that he had been battling hepatitis C for the past few years. Tyler said that he was officially diagnosed 3 years ago, but he has had it for a long time, being asymptomatic for many years.
Hepatitis C, which according to the CDC is a disease of the liver caused by the hepatitis C virus (HCV), is also what Pamela Anderson announced a few years ago she has and claimed to have caught from sharing a tattoo needle with her ex-husband Tommy Lee.
Tyler said that he underwent a year of successful interferon treatments to battle the virus and told host Nancy O'Dell the Hep C is now "nonexistent in my bloodstream, where it's like a complete cure." He added, "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," actually, interferon, which strengthens the immune system "so I went on that, and it about killed me." Tyler adds, "It's a shot and pills and all of that. But the good news is I stood the test of time."