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Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler enters rehab

By | Published on Wednesday 25 May 2022


Aerosmith vocalist Steven Tyler has entered rehab, leading to the cancellation of the first half of the band’s planned Las Vegas residency which was due to kick off next month.

“As many of you know, our beloved brother Steven has worked on his sobriety for many years”, say the band in a statement. “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 programme to concentrate on his health and recovery”.

“We are truly sorry to inform our fans and friends that we must cancel our first set of Las Vegas residency dates this June and July while he focuses on his well-being”, they continue.

“We will continue our 2022 dates starting in September, and we’ll let you know any further updates as soon as we can”, they conclude. “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. Thank you for your understanding and for your support for Steven during this time”.

The next set of Vegas shows are set to begin on 14 Sep and run through to December. The band also have two other US concerts booked earlier in September.

In January this year the band cancelled European dates, citing “uncertainty around travel logistics and the continued presence of COVID restrictions”.

It was then announced in March that drummer Joey Kramer was taking a “temporary leave of absence” from the band “so he can focus his full attention on his family during these uncertain times”, meaning he would not take part in any of the band’s 2022 shows.