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Aerosmith cancels Vegas dates as Tyler heads to treatment

Updated May 24, 2022 - 4:27 pm

Steven Tyler is headed for treatment as Aerosmith has pulled out of its June and July dates at Dolby Live.

Tyler has slipped in his ongoing addiction recovery. The band issued a statement Tuesday saying the 73-year-old rock icon had relapsed in his long-running effort to stay clean and sober.

The band’s announcement: “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.”

Tyler’s manager Larry Rudolph said Wednesday, “The announcement speaks for itself.”

Eight dates from June 17-July 8 have been knocked off the schedule. Sept. 14 is the next on sale date.

The band is planning to be back on stage in September and will provide scheduling updates as Tyler works his way back to full health. Tickets purchased through Ticketmaster will be refunded. Otherwise, ticket holders are directed to contact officials at the point of purchase.

From the band: “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.”

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