Steven Tyler’s Aerosmith bandmates announced that the dates for June and July for the Las Vegas residency have been cancelled as their frontman is seeking treatment
Aerosmith musician Steven Tyler has joined a rehabilitation program after the relapse that he suffered in recent times, prompting Aerosmith to postpone their scheduled Las Vegas residency on an indefinite put-off.
Aerosmith stated in the announcement this week that Tyler, who is 74, underwent foot surgery to prepare for the band’s return the stage. Tyler, who was controlling his pain, he suffered the return to the stage.
“As many of you know, our beloved brother Steven has worked on his sobriety for many years,” the post, posted on Instagram reads. “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.”
The “Dream On” rockers said that they would have to cancel the dates in June and July that comprise their Deuces Are Wild residency, that was scheduled to begin on June 17 at Dolby Live in the Park MGM on June 17.
“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 stated. “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,” they said.
Tyler has been transparent about his battle with addiction and revealed previously that his bandmates and his management organized an intervention back in 1988 which urged him to seek out help to treat his addiction to drugs.
“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,'” the singer told Haute Living in the year. “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.”
He said: “But today, because of that moment … I am grateful and owe a thanks to them for my sobriety.”
Aerosmith confirmed the return of Deuces Are Wild in March and they were scheduled to perform 24 shows until December.