Aerosmith rock legend Steven Tyler’s music career has just suffered a serious scare. According to X-ray results, his vocal cords are injured, making him virtually unable to speak, let alone continue the band’s farewell tour.
Steven Tyler, 75, first noticed the signs of the injury during his Long Island concert. Yet, for the sheer love of music and the fans, he chose to continue singing. But that decision has brought further damage to his vocal cords, which medical examinations now show are “mangled.”
Tyler has sent a stirring message to his fans, who he has promised will see him back on stage as soon as possible. The statement read, “I’m heartbroken to say I have received strict doctor’s orders not to sing for the next 30 days. I sustained vocal cord damage during Saturday’s show that led to subsequent bleeding. We’ll need to postpone a few dates so that we can come back and give you the performance you deserve.”
Due to the injury, Aerosmith has put their Farewell tour on hold. The tour, which was billed to conclude in January 2024, will now round off in February due to the postponement of several concerts. These include visits to Detroit, Cleveland, Chicago, Washington, DC, Raleigh, and Toronto. Fans in these locations will have to wait for a month to see the veteran rock star perform again.
Steven Tyler and the Aerosmith band have played in three shows already, beginning with their electrifying performance in Philadelphia at the beginning of the month. The band is in no way fazed by the incident, which they see as a minor setback, one they have probably been expecting as age slowly retreats from their side.
Since its formation in Boston in 1970, Aerosmith has blessed the entertainment world and the fans of good rock music for over 50 years now. Popularly referred to as “the Bad Boys from Boston,” the band still comprises its founding members. These are Tyler, its lead vocalist; its guitarists, Joe Perry and Brad Whitford; its bassist, Tom Hamilton, and drummer; and Joey Kramer, who didn’t participate in the tour to “focus his full attention on his family and health.”
This is not the first time Tyler’s musical career will be threatened by poor health. In 2017, the musician suffered a seizure which cut short his show in Sao Paulo. He had subsequently been advised not to travel or perform.
Tyler had assured fans that it wasn’t a life-threatening condition. Yet, he had to cancel the South America tour. “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,” he wrote in a statement.
Fans can yet take solace in the assurance that Tyler’s career isn’t over. The singer himself is eager to get back on stage and give his dear fans the amazing music they deserve.
A source close to the musician has told newsmen that Tyler will fight his way back to the stage. “Steven’s an animal. There’s no stopping him.”