Last week, The Boston Globe reported that, according to a source close to Aerosmith, Steven Tyler had suffered a seizure and that that was the reason the band had canceled the last four dates of its fall Latin American tour. However, Tyler — whom Aerosmith announced had to attend to “unexpected medical issues” — took to Twitter on Saturday to refute the newspaper’s report.
“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,)” wrote the 69-year-old singer. “Sorry to have cut the tour short but I had to have a procedure that only my doc in the States could perform.”
Tyler started his message by apologizing about having to cancel the series of shows. “It breaks my heart to have left this tour early,” he wrote. “The band has never played better…Just watch the 100,000 people at Rock in Rio.”
Steven ended the note with an off-color quip showing that, even if he’s feeling under the weather, his sense of humor remains intact: “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 pi**er when Eu’re a p**in’.”
As previously reported, after Aerosmith played a show on Monday, September 25, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, the band canceled concerts in Curitiba, Brazil; Santiago, Chile; Rosario, Argentina; and Monterrey, Mexico. The rockers have no other dates on their schedule.
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