Steven Tyler left fans absolutely heartbroken when it was announced that due to a painful health update, he was forced to sit out the next few dates of Aerosmith's farewell tour.
The band shared an update on their Instagram page, revealing that the 75-year-old rocker had injured his vocal cords during their previous show on September 9.
As a result, they would be postponing the remainder of their September shows, resuming their tour on October 11 in Tampa, giving Steven the time to rest and recover.
What is wrong with Steven Tyler's health?
The statement from the musician read: "I'm heartbroken to say I have received strict doctor's orders not to sing for the next thirty days. I sustained vocal cord damage during Saturday's show that led to subsequent bleeding.
"We'll need to postpone a few dates so that we can come back and give you the performance you deserve."
When will Steven Tyler and Aerosmith's new shows happen?
The new rescheduled dates have been announced, with the first of those shows taking place on January 29, 2024 in Detroit, continuing till February 29 in Cleveland. The post clarified: "All previously purchased tickets will be honored for the rescheduled dates. Refunds will be available for those unable to attend. Fans with questions regarding refunds are asked to reach out to their point of purchase."
Fans were left heartbroken, leaving comments like: "I almost had a heart attack…" and: "Don't feel bad. I destroy my throat just trying to sing along," as well as: "Health comes first. I think touring at this stage should be one show a week."
A fourth gushed: "This is no surprise for his age. He's one of the greatest frontmen to ever grace music… And one of the most unbelievable, and most powerful, and most recognizable voices in history. At his age singing this material is pure hell. As a frontman I understand it. Get well, Steven, although I hate it for the fans that planned a lot to be there for these shows."
What do we know about Aerosmith's 2023 farewell tour?
The legendary band embarked on their farewell tour, titled Peace Out: The Farewell Tour, on September 2, beginning with Philadelphia. The tour will continue consistently till February throughout the United States, with two additional shows in between in Canada.
The star-studded announcement for the tour was released in May, featuring the likes of Kelly Clarkson, Dolly Parton, and Eminem. However, founding member Joey Kramer on drums announced that he would be sitting out the tour.
The official statement from the band reads: "While Joey Kramer remains a beloved founding member of AEROSMITH, he has regrettably made the decision to sit out the currently scheduled touring dates to focus his full attention on his family and health. Joey's unmistakable and legendary presence behind the drum kit will be sorely missed."
Guitarist Joe Perry spoke of his bandmate's decision in an interview with 97.1FM The Drive, saying: "His heart's in the right place, but, listen, playing the drums is an athletic event.
"And there's a certain point where you're just kind of, like… every joint starts to give out, man. So at this point we're not thinking he's gonna be there. We'll see."
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