Word has it that Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler is dealing with some type of medical issue that has caused the recent concert postponements as the veteran rock group’s tour got underway. The band is not saying much about what actually ails Tyler, so it is unclear if it should be classified as an illness or an injury.
Guitarist Joe Perry recently updated fans via his Twitter account saying, “Sincere apologies out 2 all Aero Fans regarding the canceled shows.It really bums me out too- you have no idea. Pray 4 Stevens speedy return.”
Hopefully the mention of prayer is not an indication that Tyler is seriously ill. One usually does not hear someone encouraging others to pray from someone who has sprained their ankle or broken a finger, but perhaps he’s thinking more about the fans that are holding tickets to upcoming shows and that Tyler’s (hopefully) minor medical issues will be resolved soon.
Fan reports from the group’s June 29th show indicate that Tyler may have pulled a leg muscle during the course of his performance, which would certainly not be considered life-threatening and may allow the group to resume the tour in a short time.
Harrisburg, PA rock radio station WRVV reported that Tyler tore his quad muscle during that show and that fans should hold onto their tickets for the re-scheduled shows.
There has been no announcement of a postponement for tomorrow night’s show in Raleigh, NC as of this writing, so perhaps the group plans to resume the tour there.