Aerosmith have cancelled the final four shows of their “Aero-Vederci Baby!” South American tour after Steven Tyler became ill with “unexpected medical issues”.
The band said in a statement on social media, “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. Steven is expected to make a full recovery. With proper rest and treatment he will be back on his feet soon rocking the world.”
The canceled dates were gigs scheduled in Curitiba, Brazil, Santiago, Chile, Rosario, Argentina and Monterrey, Mexico.
Steven shared the following message to his fans, “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. Please not to worry… 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.”