Aerosmith Cancel Tour: Steven Tyler Medical Issues

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Steven Tyler performing at what became Aerosmith’s final concert at São Paulo Trip on Sept. 24

Aerosmith abruptly canceled the remaining dates of their tour of South America and Mexico today (Sept. 26, 2017) due to “unexpected [and undisclosed] medical issues” to its lead singer, Steven Tyler. At approximately 1 p.m. Eastern, the classic rock group posted the following on their Facebook page:

“Unfortunately, due to unexpected medical issues, lead singer, Steven Tyler, is seeking immediate care and has been advised by his doctors that he cannot travel or perform at this time. Therefore, the last four shows of the South American tour will be canceled.
Wednesday, September 27- Curitiba, Brazil
Saturday, September 30- Santiago, Chile
Tuesday, October 3- Rosario, Argentina
Saturday, October 7-Monterrey, Mexico
Steven is expected to make a full recovery. With proper rest and treatment he will be back on his feet soon rocking the world.

Thank you all for your understanding and support.

The post included a statement from Tyler:

“To everybody in South America….Brazil, Chile, Argentina and Mexico… I’m very sorry and feel like I’ve let you down… I won’t be able to continue the last four shows of this tour. I flew back to the US on doctor’s orders last night after the show in São Paulo. Please not to worry… I am not in a life threatening condition, but I need to deal with this right away, and get some rest and medical care immediately in order to sustain and maintain my future performances… I promise I’ll be back…unfortunately, health does not wait and it’s something even I can’t schedule around our shows… As they say, ‘We humans make plans, and God laughs…’ I love you all and will be back with you soon… – Steven Tyler”

Aerosmith began their South American tour on Sept. 15 at the Rock and Shout Festival in Ecuador. The band then played three dates in Brazil including the Rock in Rio festival in Rio de Janeiro on Sept. 21. On Sept. 24 in São Paulo, they played a 15-song set.

Watch Aerosmith perform “Dream On” as an encore at what proved to be the tour’s final concert, at São Paulo Trip on Sept. 24

And a close-up of Tyler performing the same song that night

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