Sunday, October 1, 2017

Steven Tyler updates health status following Aerosmith tour cancellation

Aerosmith rocker Steven Tyler has issued an updated on his health status following reports that he may have experienced a possible seizure that resulted in the cancellation of the final dates of the band’s South American tour.

A story in The Boston Globe this past week indicated that the news outlet was told by a source close to the band that the 69-year-old suffered a seizure after the show that led him to return home immediately to seek medical treatment.

"It breaks my heart to have left this tour early,” posted Tyler on his social media sites on September 30. “The band has never played better — just watch the hundred thousand people at Rock In Rio.

"I give you all an A+ for creative speculations but I certainly did not have a heart attack or a seizure (unless Joe Perry is takin' a rippin' lead). Sorry to have cut the tour short, but I had to have a procedure that only my doc in the States could perform.

"We've been to Tel Aviv, to Russia, to Rio, and all the in between… I guess it's true what they say... that life's a pisser when Eu're A Peein'..."

The Boston band issued a statement on September 26 regarding the tour cancellation, saying “Steven Tyler is seeking immediate care and has been advised by his doctors that he cannot travel or perform at this time. Therefore, the last four shows of the South American tour will be canceled. Steven is expected to make a full recovery. With proper rest and treatment he will be back on his feet soon rocking the world.”

The affected dates include shows in Curitiba, Brazil (Sep 27); Santiago, Chile (Sep 30); Rosario, Argentina (Oct 3); and, Monterrey, Mexico (Oct 7).

The rocker followed the band’s statement with one of his own, telling fans “Please not to worry... I am not in a life threatening condition, but I need to deal with this right away, and get some rest and medical care immediately in order to sustain and maintain my future performances.”

The singer’s daughter – model and fashion designer Mia Tyler – recently shared an update of her father’s condition, writing: “Thanks for all the love and concern. Pops is doing well and should be back to jibber jabbin flippidy flappin real soon. If the 70's didn't do him in, nothing can.”

See also:

REPORT: Steven Tyler suffered seizure in Brazil after Aerosmith concert
Aerosmith cancel shows following Steven Tyler medical emergency
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