Steven Tyler Cancels Shows And Returns To US Due To Medical Concerns

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Steven Tyler has called off Aerosmith’s last four shows on their South American tour after returning to the United States due to medical concerns.

REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

The band issued a statement, which Tyler posted to Twitter on Tuesday, announcing the cancellations and giving some details on Tyler’s health.

“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,” the statement read.

The band added that Tyler is expected to make a full recovery and return to “rocking the world” as soon as he can.

“To everybody in South America,” Tyler wrote. “I’m very sorry and feel like I’ve let you down,” he admitted, explaining that he had to fly back to the U.S. on doctor’s orders.

“Please not to worry,” he continued. “I am not in 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.”