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Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler voluntarily enters rehab after relapse

The band announced it is canceling the June and July dates of its coming Las Vegas residency.
Image: Steven Tyler during the "Aero-Vederci Baby" tour on June 20, 2017 in Cologne, Germany.
Steven Tyler in Cologne, Germany, June 20, 2017. Brill / ullstein bild via Getty Images file

Aerosmith announced it is canceling the June and July dates of its Las Vegas residency after the band's frontman, Steven Tyler, voluntarily entered rehab.

Tyler, 74, underwent foot surgery to "prepare for the stage," which necessitated pain management medication, the band said in a statement Tuesday.

Tyler relapsed and "voluntarily entered a treatment program to concentrate on his health and recovery."

“We are truly sorry to inform our fans and friends that we must cancel our first set of Las Vegas residency dates this June and July while he focuses on his well-being,” the band added.

The band was scheduled to start performing at Dolby Live at Park MGM in Las Vegas on June 17. It is still scheduled to perform the September dates.

"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," the statement said.

Fans who bought tickets via Ticketmaster will be refunded, the band said on Twitter.

Tyler has been open about addiction, and in 2019, he talked about the intervention his management and bandmates staged in 1988.

"They thought, 'Get the lead singer sober and all our problems will 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," he told Haute Living. "But today, because of that moment ... I am grateful and owe a thanks to them for my sobriety. My sobriety cost me less than everything."