Why are Steven Tyler's Toes So GROSS?
New Photos Show the Rock Star's Deformed Feet
As the lead singer of Aerosmith, Steven Tyler has long been known for his high-octane performances that often had him running around on stage like a kid who'd missed a dose of ritalin. But now it looks as if Tyler may have to stay off his feet for a while -- if his gnarled toes are any indication..
New photos of Tyler's feet have recently emerged, and they're not pretty. The snaps show several of the singer's toes looking deformed and more than a little twisted. His second toe has even crossed entirely over his big toe. Ouch!
In fact, the pain has been so excruciating that it's one of the reasons Tyler took a break from touring with Aerosmith to become a judge on American Idol. So much for the rumor that he was sick and tired of singing "Sweet Emotion" for the umpteenth time.
Turns out that Tyler suffers from a little known foot condition called Morton's neuroma, a condition which causes swelling of the nerves in a person's third and fourth toes. This leads to a great deal of discomfort, and is common among runners, ballet dancers and perhaps now rockstars. Mick Jagger ought to take note!