Steven Tyler has relapsed and “voluntarily” checked into rehab, his Aeorsmith bandmates revealed.
“As many of you know, our beloved brother Steven has worked on his sobriety for many years,” the band wrote of the singer, 74, in a joint statement on Tuesday.
“After foot surgery to prepare for the stage and the necessity of pain management during the process, he has recently relapsed and voluntarily entered a treatment program to concentrate on his health and recovery,” the announcement went on to read.
The statement concluded by sharing Aerosmith’s plans to cancel the first set of their Las Vegas residency dates in June and July.
The decision will allow Tyler to “focus … on his well-being” instead, they wrote.
“We will continue our 2022 dates starting in September, and we’ll let you know any further updates as soon as we can,” Joe Perry, John Hamilton, Joey Kramer and Brad Whitford. explained. “We are devastated that we have inconvenienced so many of you, especially our most loyal fans who often travel great distances to experience our shows.”
After thanking their fans for “understanding,” the band members provided refund information.
Fans sent Tyler their support in the comments. “Get well,” one Instagram user wrote, while another advised the songwriter to “stay strong.”