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Steven Tyler of Aerosmith performs at the MusiCares MAP Fund benefit concert in Hollywood, California May 9, 2008. REUTERS/Fred Prouser

Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler was airlifted to a hospital after falling from stage during a concert in South Dakota.

Tyler, 61, fell off the stage in Sturgis, South Dakota while his band was performing Love in an Elevator.

The Rocker was taken backstage to be evaluated by medical personnel, and was then taken to the nearby hospital, according to Mike Sanborn, spokesman for the Buffalo Chip Campground, which hosted the outdoor concert.

Tyler was on the stage's catwalk when he fell backward onto a couple of fans in the middle of what was a record crowd, Sanborn said. Security rushed to help him and the crowd cheered when Tyler got back up.

He was good natured about it, Sanborn said, according to the Associated Press.

 He was in good spirits when he got in the helicopter. He was talking and joking with the physician.
It was an unfortunate end to an extraordinary evening.