Aerosmith cancels performance as Steven Tyler enters rehab

Aerosmith cancels performance as Steven Tyler enters rehab

Aerosmith cancels performance as Steven Tyler enters rehab

From left to right: Brad Whitford, Joe Perry, Joey Kramer, Tom Hamilton and Steven Tyler
Photo: Tommaso Boddi (Getty Images)

Aerosmith Frontman Steven Tyler has returned to rehab, forcing the band to cancel upcoming dates for their “Deuces Are Wild” residency in Las Vegas. The announcement was posted on the official Aerosmith website Twitter Tuesday with a promise of refunds for canceled shows.

“As many of you know, our beloved brother Steven has been working on his sobriety for many years,” the band’s statement read. “After foot surgery to prepare for the step and the need to manage pain during the process, he recently relapsed and voluntarily entered a treatment program to focus on his health and recovery.”

The post continued, “We are truly sorry to inform our fans and friends that we have to cancel our first set of Las Vegas residency dates in June and July while he focuses on his well-being. We will continue with our 2022 dates from September and will let you know of any further updates as soon as possible.

He concluded, “We are devastated to have inconvenienced so many of you, especially our most loyal fans who often travel great distances to experience our shows. Thank you for understanding and supporting Steven during this time.

Like Variety reported, the 74-year-old rocker substance abuse issues saw him in and out of rehab centers throughout the 1980s. His last stint in rehab, in 2009, also stemmed from health issues; he reportedly suffered from “severe chronic pain” due to orthopedic injuries, which led to an addiction to prescription painkillers.

“What makes me an alcoholic isn’t how much alcohol I drank or how often I drank it, or who I did it with. That’s what made me an alcoholic. happens and who I become when I do, and I don’t like that guy,” Tyler explained in a 2019 interview. with high life.

The “Deuces Are Wild” residency remains on the schedule from September through early October at MGM Live, along with other fall performances in Maine and Massachusetts.

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