Aerosmith has announced they will be cancelling the rest of their summer tour due to injuries suffered by front man Stephen Tyler when he fell off stage last week during a performance at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.
In a statement to the press, Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry said “words can’t express the sadness I feel for having to cancel this tour.” Due to his injuries, the band’s press release stated “Tyler is unable to tour and the band wants to give him time to get healthy.”
Stephen Tyler broke his shoulder and suffered cuts to his head requiring stitches when he fell backwards off a stage during the August 5th performance at Sturgis. He was airlifted to the hospital following the incident.
“All of us here in the Aerosmith organization and all of the people who contribute to making our shows possible are in a state of shock,â€ guitarist Brad Whitford said in the press statement. â€œWe never anticipated this tour coming to such a swift and unfortunate ending. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Steven for a speedy recovery and return to good health.”
Fans who have purchased tickets for upcoming tour dates will be refunded.
Despite some rumors to the contrary, Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler is not dead – just banged up a bit. Tyler fell off a stage at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally earlier this week and suffered injuries to his head, neck and shoulders.
Tyler broke his shoulder and cut up his head and back when he accidently stepped backward off a stage at Sturgis during a performance. Billie Perry, wife of Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry, posted on Twitter that Tyler “hit his head and back” and “is very sore.”
Aerosmith has cancelled one gig in Winnipeg, Canada so far and more tour dates may be cancelled or delayed due to Tyler’s injuries.
New video of Steven Tyler falling off stage has now surfaced on YouTube. Watch it below:
Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler was airlifted to the hospital Wednesday night after falling off a stage at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in South Dakota. Tyler reportedly suffered injuries to his head, neck and shoulders after he fell backwards off the stage into the audience.
Stephen TylerÂ was dancing around the state during a performance of “Love in an Elevator” when he stepped backward off the stage and fell. The 61-year-old Aerosmith frontman was conscious and walking after the accident, according to the Rapid City Journal.
After being examined by a physician at the concert, Tyler was airlifted to Rapid City Regional Hospital. No further information has yet been released about the extent of his injuries. However, the singer’s daughter Mia Tyler posted on her Twitter feed early Thursday morning that sheÂ “just got the news that my dad is ok.”
No video of the incident posted on the web so far, but we’re sure it’s only a matter of time.