Aerosmith has announced that it is canceling the June and July dates of its Las Vegas residency after the band’s frontman, Steven Tyler, voluntarily entered rehab.
Tyler, 74, underwent foot surgery to “prepare for the stage,” which required pain medication, the band said in a statement Tuesday.
Tyler relapsed and “voluntarily entered a treatment program to focus on his health and recovery.”
“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,” the band added.
The group was scheduled to begin performing at Dolby Live at Park MGM in Las Vegas on June 17. It is still scheduled to perform on the September dates.
“We are devastated to have inconvenienced so many of you, especially our most loyal fans who often travel great distances to experience our shows,” the statement read.
Fans who purchased tickets through Ticketmaster will be refunded, the band said on Twitter.
Tyler has been open about addiction, and in 2019 he opened up about the intervention his management and bandmates staged in 1988.
“They thought, ‘Get the singer sober and all our problems will be solved. So I got sober, and you know it took me many years to get over the anger that they sent me to rehab,” he told Haute Living. “But today today, because of this moment… i am grateful to them and owe them a thank you for my sobriety. My sobriety has cost me less than anything.”