Steven Tyler enters rehab after relapse

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  • Steven Tyler has entered rehab after relapsing.
  • Aerosmith announced that the band is cancelling upcoming shows so that Tyler can "concentrate on his health and recovery".
  • The band added that they hope to return to the stage in September.

Steven Tyler is prioritising his mental health.

On Tuesday, Aerosmith announced that they are cancelling their June and July Las Vegas shows while their frontman – who has been open about his struggles with substance abuse – seeks treatment after relapsing.

"As many of you know, our beloved brother Steven has worked on his sobriety for many years," the group said in a statement on Instagram. "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 programme to concentrate on his health and recovery."

While Tyler "focuses on his well-being," the band – made up of Tom Hamilton, Joey Kramer, Joe Perry and Brad Whitford – noted they hope to return to the stage in September.

"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."


In a 2019 interview with Haute Living, Tyler opened up about how his bandmates helped him get sober in 1988."There was a moment in '88 where management and the band pulled an intervention on me," he said. 

"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. But today, because of that moment … I am grateful and owe a thanks to them for my sobriety."

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