Aerosmith have cancelled several tour dates after frontman Steven Tyler suffered a medical emergency.
The 69-year-old rocker posted a statement on his official Twitter page on Tuesday in which he announced he was ‘seeking immediate care’ for undisclosed medical reasons.
Aerosmith canned the last four shows of their South American tour, saying the singer had been advised against travelling and performing by medical professionals.
Cancelled: Steven Tyler blamed an ‘unexpected medical issues’ as Aerosmith cancelled the remainder of the South American tour dates; he is seen here in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Sunday
Statement: Tyler took to Twitter to reassure fans his condition wasn’t ‘life threatening’
The message read: ‘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 cancelled.’
Tyler added his own statement to the message, in which he assured fans he isn’t in a ‘life threatening condition’, but needs to receive immediate medical care in order to ‘maintain [his] future performances’.
He wrote: ‘To everybody in South America….Brazil, Chile, Argentina and Mexico….I’m very sorry and feel like I’ve let you down.
Interval: Aerosmith canned the last four shows of their South American tour, saying the singer had been advised against travelling and performing by medical professionals
Giving it his all: The star revealed he had flown back to his U.S. home following Monday night’s show in Sao Paulo
‘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.’
And he concluded: ‘As they say, “We humans make plans, and God laughs.” I love you all and will be back with you soon.’
Following Steven’s medical emergency – which has not yet been detailed – the I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing rockers cancelled the following shows: September 27 – Curitiba, Brazil September 30 – Santiago, Chile October 03 – Rosario, Argentina October 07 – Monterrey, Mexico.