Steven Tyler sets the record straight after rumors of a health scare.
The 69-year-old Aerosmith singer posted a statement on Twitter over the weekend, following heart attack rumors as the band suddenly called off the remaining dates of South American leg of their AeroVederci tour.
“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,” the frontman wrote. “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).”
He went on to explain that he needs to return to the U.S. for medical treament. “Sorry to have cut the tour short but I had to have a procedure that only my doc in the states could perform,” he shared. “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 band announced last week that it was cancelling shows in Curitiba, Brazil, Santiago, Chile, Rosario, Argentina, and Monterrey, Mexico, according to E! News.
Tyler assured fans at the time, “Please not to worry.”
He added, “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… I promise I’ll be back.”
— Steven Tyler (@IamStevenT) September 30, 2017