AceShowbiz - Steven Tyler set the record straight on the rumors surrounding his health issues a wekk after his band Aerosmith called off tour dates to help him recuperate. The 69-year-old rocker gave update on his condition on the band's official website.
"I give you all an A+ for creative speculations but I certainly did not have a heart attack or a seizure (unless Joe Perry is takin' a rippin' lead)," he joked before adding, "Sorry to have cut the tour short but I had to have a procedure that only my doc in the States could perform."
"It breaks my heart to have left this tour early. The band has never played better. Just watch the 100,000 people at Rock in Rio," he wrote. "We've been to Tel Aviv... to Russia... to Rio... and all the in between... I guess it's true what they say, 'That life's a pisser when eu're a peein'."
Aerosmith canceled their concerts in Brazil, Chile, Argentina and Mexico. "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 band announced.
Tyler added, "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."
Although they haven't released a new album since 2012's "Music From Another Dimension", Aerosmith has been consistently touring every year. This year, they traveled Europe and Mideast before the cancellation.