Aerosmith has canceled the four remaining shows from its South American tour because frontman Steven Tyler is seeking medical help for an undisclosed condition. The singer announced the news on his Facebook page on Tuesday, writing: “Unfortunately, due to unexpected medical issues, lead singer, Steven Tyler, is seeking immediate care and has been advised by his doctors that he cannot travel or perform at this time.”
The post continues, “Steven is expected to make a full recovery. With proper rest and treatment, he will be back on his feet soon rocking the world.”
It’s unclear what illness Tyler, 69, is battling, but after apologizing to fans in Brazil, Chile, Argentina and Mexico for letting them down, he noted: “I flew back to the US on doctor’s orders last night after the show in São Paulo. 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….I promise I’ll be back…Unfortunately, health does not wait and it’s something even I can’t schedule around our shows…..As they say, ‘We humans make plans, and God laughs….’ I love you all and will be back with you soon…..”
Thousands of fans flooded Tyler’s page to wish him a speedy recovery and offer their love and support while he receives care in the United States.
The band was scheduled to perform in Curitiba, Brazil; Santiago, Chile; Rosario, Argentina; and Monterrey, Mexico from Sept. 27 to Oct. 7. Aerosmith launched what it dubbed its “farewell” tour late last spring in Europe.
The band formed in the early ‘70s and were popular throughout the ‘80s and ‘90s with hits such as “Cryin’,” “Love in an Elevator” and “Don’t Wanna Miss a Thing.” In 2016, Tyler released his debut solo album, “We’re All Somebody From Somewhere,” featuring country music.