Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler has a message for fans with regard to staying safe and healthy during the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic: “Do as I say, not as I do!”
Tyler has posted a video on his social media sites featuring a montage of some of his crazy onstage antics, including him licking the faces of his band mates, as well as the camera lenses of a couple of photographers who were snapping his pic.
The clip, which is set to Aerosmith’s 2004 cover of the 1968 Fleetwood Mac tune “Stop Messin’ Around,” is accompanied by a message that reads, “#BEATTHEVIRUS STAY SAFE! FOLLOW THE RULES! PRACTICE SOCIAL DISTANCING! DO AS I SAY, NOT AS I DO IN THIS VIDEO! #STOPMESSINGAROUND!”
“You may have it and not know it,” the note says. “Don’t spread the disease. Stay home as much as you can. Wash your hands often and try to keep 6 feet apart. Now is the time to engage online and not in person. It is not just about you, it’s about us… All of us!”
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— Steven Tyler (@IamStevenT) March 17, 2020