10:17 AM EDT 07/10/2016
Originally posted 11/19/2009 05:30AM
As Steven Tyler's bandmates ponder the future now that he has decided to take a two-year break from Aerosmith, they are also expressing concerns about the singer's well-being.
"I think that he needs help and that attention needs to be put to his health," drummer Joey Kramer tells PEOPLE.
And Kramer says he isn't referring to the broken shoulder Tyler sustained when he fell off the stage during a concert in August.
Asked if he thinks there is something else going on with Tyler, he says, "I do."
Recent reports in the Boston Herald and online suggest Tyler, who battled drug addiction in the '70s and '80s and checked into a rehab center last year to detox from painkillers, may be partying again.
Though Kramer would not say whether he has seen Tyler use drugs recently, he says he is concerned because the singer has "isolated himself."
Says Kramer, "He's got some bad influences in his life right now and he's making poor choices."
Aerosmith guitarist Brad Whitford tells PEOPLE, "His behavior is spinning out of control."
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