Steven Tyler Enters Rehab and Cancels Tour
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Aerosmith have cancelled part of their forthcoming Las Vegas residency after frontman Steven Tyler has voluntarily entered a rehabilitation program. The singer has made no secret of his lifelong struggle with substance abuse disorder.
Tyler, 74, had been sober for more than a decade, but relapsed after taking pain medication for foot surgery.
The band’s statement read:
“As many of you know, our beloved brother Steven has worked on his sobriety for many years. 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.
“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.”
Aerosmith was set to kick off their Deuces Are Wild shows on June 17, but now all June and July shows in Las Vegas have been canceled. The band said they intend to resume the residency, at the Park MGM, in September.
The statement continue:
“We will continue our 2022 dates starting in September, and we’ll let you know any further updates as soon as we can. 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.”
All tickets bought via Ticketmaster will be refunded. You can contact your point of purchase for information on refunds.