Steven Tyler put out a statement on Aerosmith‘s website on Monday (Oct. 2) to address rumors surrounding his health to blame for the band cancelling the four remaining shows left on their South American tour.
When news broke of the cancellation on Sept. 26, Tyler issued a separate statement saying “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.”
On Monday (Oct. 2), Tyler took to the band’s website again to tell fans, “It breaks my heart to have left this tour early…The band has never played better…Just watch the 100,000 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 docs 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'”
— Steven Tyler (@IamStevenT) September 30, 2017
Tyler is 69 years old.