Yesterday it was announced that Aerosmith had been forced to cancel their final four South American shows because frontman Steven Tyler had suffered “unexpected medical issues”.
The 69-year-old rocker released a statement saying that he needed “immediate” medical care, although reassured his fans that it was not a “life-threatening” condition.
Now The Boston Globe have reported that Tyler suffered a seizure after the band’s Sao Paulo show on Monday [25 September] night, although it is not known what caused it – or whether the star received an official diagnosis before he flew back to America.
Writing on the band’s official Facebook page, Aerosmith’s spokesperson explained: “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.
“Therefore, the last four shows of the South American tour will be cancelled.”
Tyler added his own message, telling 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….. [sic]”
Yahoo Celeb UK have contacted Aerosmith’s reps for comment.