Steven Tyler addresses heart attack rumours after Aerosmith tour cancellation

Steven Tyler performs at the 2017 Starkey Hearing Foundation So the World May Hear Awards Gala at the Saint Paul RiverCentre on July 16, 2017 in St. Paul, Minnesota. (Photo by ). Adam Bettcher/Getty Images for Starkey Hearing Foundation

Steven Tyler addressed rumours about his health in a statement on Aerosmith’s website this week.

Tyler recently cancelled the remainder of Aerosmith’s South American tour due to “unexpected medical issues.”

“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,” the 69-year-old singer writes.

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The statement continues: “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 taking a rippin’ lead.) Sorry to have cut the tour short, but I had to have a procedure that only my doc in the states could perform.”

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“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,'” he concludes, without giving any details about his condition.

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The cancellation announcement was made last week on Tyler’s Facebook page, where he ensured fans that he will return to the stage and that he was “not in a life-threatening condition, but I need to deal with this right away.”

“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,” the note read.

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The message continued: “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 specific details of Tyler’s illness were not included in the Facebook post.

Aerosmith’s 2017 concerts, which began late spring in Europe, were billed as its “farewell” tour.

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