Aerosmith push back Las Vegas residency as Steven Tyler enters rehab
25 May 2022, 12:12
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Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler has worked on his sobriety for many years.
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Aerosmith have pushed back the start of their planned Las Vegas residency for three months as lead singer Steven Tyler has entered rehab.
The band revealed on social media that Tyler had voluntarily entered a treatment facility after relapsing in his sobriety following foot surgery.
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"As many of you know, our beloved brother Steven has worked on his sobriety for many years," the statement read.
"After foot surgery to prepare for the stage and the necessity of pain management during the process, he has recently relapsed and voluntarily entered a treatment program to concentrate on his health and recovery.
"We are truly sorry to inform our fans and friends that we must cancel our first set of Las Vegas Residency dates this June and July while he focuses on his well-being."
It continued: "We will continue our 2022 dates starting in September, and we’ll let you know any further updates as soon as we can.
"We are devastated that we have inconvenienced so many of you, especially our most loyal fans who often travel great distances to experience our shows.
"Thank you for your understanding and for your support for Steven during this time."
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Fans who bought tickets via Ticketmaster will soon receive an email with details of their refund.
Others can get a refund from the point of purchase.
Aerosmith formed in Boston in 1970 and had top ten albums in the '70s and '80s before a run of multi-platinum albums in the 1990s, including the chart-topping Get a Grip and Nine Lives.
Frontman Tyler struggled with alcohol and drug addiction in the 1980s, and has since been open about relapsing on occasion.
“There was a moment in ’88 where management and the band pulled an intervention on me," he revealed to Haute Living (via People) in 2019.
"They thought, 'Get the lead singer sober, and all our problems would be over'. So I got sober and, you know, it took me many years to get over the anger of them sending me to rehab while they went on vacation."
He added: “But today, because of that moment... I am grateful and owe a thanks to them for my sobriety."