Aerosmith has canceled several of its Las Vegas residency shows after Steven Tyler voluntarily checked himself into rehab following a recent relapse.
"As many of you know, our beloved brother Steven has worked on his sobriety for many years. 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 program to concentrate on his health and recovery," the band said in a statement posted to social media on Tuesday, May 24. "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 summer dates were set to mark Aerosmith's return to the stage for the first time since the COVID pandemic. The group still hopes to play its scheduled 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. "Thank you for your understanding and for your support for Steven during this time."
Refunds will be given to ticket holders of the canceled shows.
Steven, 74, has long been open about his struggles. Shortly after the social media announcement, fans posted their support for the music star on social media.