Aerosmith has been forced to postpone their remaining concerts in September after frontman Steven Tyler suffered “vocal cord damage” over the weekend.
“I’m heartbroken to say I have received strict doctor’s orders not to sing for the next thirty days,” Tyler announced on the band’s Instagram on Monday, announcing that six cities will have to wait to say their final goodbyes to the Rock and Roll Hall of Famers.
Tyler, 75, said the band would need to “postpone a few dates” so they could “come back and give [fans] the performance [they] deserve.”
Shows in Toronto (Sept. 12), Chicago (Sept. 15), Detroit (Sept. 18), Cleveland (Sept. 21), Raleigh (Sept. 24) and Washington D.C. (Sept. 27) have been rescheduled for January and February 2024, the band shared in the post.
The “Dream On” hitmaker shared he “sustained” the damage during Saturday’s show at UBS Arena on Long Island, NY, which “led to subsequent bleeding.”
The group assured its fans that all tickets purchased for the canceled dates “will be honored” for their new rescheduled shows.
“Refunds will be available for those unable to attend,” the announcement read.
The Boston-rooted band has been an industry iconic for 50 years and began their 40-show ‘Peace Out Farewell Tour’ less than two weeks ago on Sept. 2 in Philadelphia.
Tyler’s health was also a cause for concern last December.
The “Rag Doll” band was forced to cancel the final two shows of their Las Vegas residency “on the advice of doctors” after it was reported Tyler was battling a mysterious illness.
In addition to the singer’s health scares, Aerosmith was forced again to cancel dates in June and July after Tyler relapsed after years of battling drug addiction and “voluntarily” entered treatment, according to a tweet from the band back in May.
“Thank you for your understanding and for your support for Steven during this time,” the band wrote.
In an interview with Haute Living in 2019, Tyler opened up about when his bandmates sent him off to rehab to kick a habit in 1988.
“There was a moment in ’88 where management and the band pulled an intervention on me,” Tyler told the outletat the time.
“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 while they went on vacation.”