Steven Tyler’s Vocal Cords, Inside Throat Camera Takes A Look
Rock N Roll is a bitch. Ask Steven Tyler’s vocal cords. But this problem with Steven’s instrument, started long ago. That’s where our rock n roll story starts. That ride, starts in a moment.
If you haven’t heard, Steven Tyler’s vocal damage requires more rest. The result was the band postponing the remaining 2023 shows, including Boston’s New Years Eve dates at the TD Garden. As we await new Aerosmith Boston dates, let’s go back, fifteen years ago.
See Tyler’s Vocal Cords, From The Inside While Singing
The challenge with Steven’s amazing singing started way before 2023. Back in 2008, National Geographic ran a documentary called Backstage with Aerosmith: Incredible Human Machine. This incredible documentary shared intelligence never seen, or heard. before. It was a study of the human vocal cords, and how they work.
Who better for the first case study, then the most famous vocal cords in the world? Enter rock star, singer Steven Tyler.
Steven’s trip to the doctor wasn’t your normal doctor visit. Doctors were allowed to examine Steven Tyler’s vocal cords while singing. But wait, it gets better. Through the miracle of medicine, as you will see below, doctors got to examine the behavior of Steven’s vocal cords from the INSIDE, down in his throat with a miniature camera, WHILE he sang.
How Do Our Vocal Cords Work?
Basically, our vocal cords are like a musical instrument. Like guitar strings vibrating, to create sounds, our brain tells our voice muscles to activate and push our vocal cords together, THOUSANDS of times, to create the sound of our voice. It’s truly an amazing instrument. We can now see why after we scream, after let’s say a Patriots game, we experience difficulty talking the next day. How hard did our vocal cords slam together? What damage took place?
According to voicehealth.com lead doctor Dr. Steven Zeitels shared his throat camera data after examining Steven Tyler’s vocal cords:
“These measurements reflected the tremendous strain that Tyler places on his vocal system during a performance, often exceeding 110 decibels in loudness, with his vocal cords colliding more than 750,000 times during the 90 minute concert.”
Remember, this story was from FIFTEEN YEARS AGO.
Should we be surprised that Steven’s voice needs rest?
We wish Steven the VERY best in his recovery. See the actual video of Steven’s vocal cords while singing from the inside of his throat!
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