Aerosmith fans would have to say goodbye to their dreams of seeing the band perform live in summer following an unexpected occurrence.
Per recent reports, Aerosmith’s frontman Steven Tyler had to check himself into rehab following a relapse.
Steven Tyler Checks Into Rehab After Drug Relapse
TMZ broke the news that Tyler voluntarily checked himself into rehab after a recent relapse. The American rock band confirmed the sad news via a statement that began, As many of you know, our beloved brother Steven has worked on his sobriety for many years.”
They continued, “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.”
Aerosmith apologized to their beloved fans who were hopeful for their return, writing, “we are truly sorry to inform our fans and friends that we must cancel out first set of Las Vegas residency dates this June and July while he focuses on his well-being.”
Nevertheless, the band is hopeful about a stronger comeback in the second leg of their tour in the coming months.
“We will continue our 2022 dates starting in September, and we’ll let you know any further updates as soon as we can,” Aerosmith promised.
They expressed their devastation at inconveniencing fans who purchased tickets and traveled a long distance to experience their show. Aerosmith concluded the statement, thanking fans for their understanding and support of Tyler.
Tyler is yet to personally comment on his relapse, but Aeromsith’s June Las Vegas residency was their first return to the stage since the pandemic. Fans who would have to miss the June and July residency dates were given refund information.
Fans Send Love To Tyler
Following the sad piece of news, fans have taken to social media to send their well wishes to the legendary “Demon of Screamin.”
One fan wrote, “Good luck to you @IamStevenT. I’ve had family members die from substance abuse. Please don’t join them. You can beat this, Steven! Do it!! Godspeed!!!”
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Another Twitter netizen noted, “I love u so so so much, Steven. Take all the time u need to recover and focus on your health. That’s all we care about 💙💙💙 Sending u all of my love and I can’t wait to rock out when u are better 🤗.”
This thoughtful fan added, “Steven, you stick to your therapy and don’t worry about us. We love you and support your recovery 100%. We will be here when you are healthy and ready to rock the night. Peace, Love and prayers 🙏 always. Prayers for your family and friends. Many blessings for a blessed soul.”
Others, however, were not so supportive, bashing the 74-year-old for not making responsible choices.
A History Of Substance Abuse
Tyler has been open about his substance abuse issues in past interviews. In a 2019 interview with Haute Living, the “Dream On” singer recalled a 1988 intervention from his loved ones who were worried about his struggle with addiction.
“There was a moment in ’88 where management and the band pulled an intervention on me. They thought, ‘Get the lead singer sober, and all our problems would be over,’” Tyler told the outlet.
He continued, “So I got sober and, you know, it took me many years to get over the anger of them sending me to rehab while they went on vacation. But today, because of that moment … I am grateful and owe thanks to them for my sobriety.”
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As a result of that intervention, Tyler was inspired to create Janie’s Fund to help abused and neglected girls. He also opened a women’s shelter called Janie’s House to help such women.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Tyler during this challenging time.