Steven Tyler has denied suffering a seizure during AEROSMITH‘s South American tour.
Earlier this week, AEROSMITH canceled the last four shows of the trek due to what the band called Tyler‘s “unexpected medical issues.” A Boston Globe report later suggested that the singer suffered a seizure after the band’s show in Sao Paulo, Brazil Monday night (September 25).
Tyler has since tweeted a statement claryfing his status and explaining the reasons for the remainder of the tour being called off.
He wrote: “It breaks my heart to have left this tour early. The band has never played better — just watch the hundred thousand people at Rock In Rio.
“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).
“Sorry to have cut the tour short, but I had to have a procedure that only my doc in thr States could perform.
“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 pisser when Eu’re A Peein’…”
Affected shows were Wednesday’s (September 27) concert in Curitiba, Brazil; September 30 in Santiago, Chile; October 3 in Rosario, Argentina; and October 7 in Monterrey, Mexico.
In addition to battling their personal addictions, the members of AEROSMITH have dealt with bassist Tom Hamilton‘s bout with throat and tongue cancer, Tyler‘s multiple foot surgeries, and in 2016 Joe Perry, collapsed on stage during a HOLLYWOOD VAMPIRES gig with a suspected cardiac arrest.
Tyler recently told The Pulse Of Radio that he doesn’t ever see a time when he’ll retire from the road. “No, I don’t know if I know how to do that,” he said. “I know that Joe and I, we questioned it a couple of times about whether, y’know, whether we would go out again. We took a year off. I remember I had hep-C (hepatitis-C) and decided to take a year off, and I literally got rid of it. I mean, it’s one of the few miracles known to man. I kicked its ass!”