An unspecified injury to Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler has forced the Boston band to postpone their last three shows, Reuters reports. The injury-plagued band postponed their July 1st show in Cincinnati, their July 3rd concert in Hershey, Pennsylvania and their performance last night in Virginia Beach. "Sincere apologies out 2 all Aero Fans regarding the canceled shows. It really bums me out too- you have no idea. Pray 4 Stevens speedy return," guitarist Joe Perry wrote on his Twitter. Perry later clarified that the shows were postponed, not canceled.
While the band has yet to issue an official statement, Reuters reports that fans at Aerosmith's June 29th performance say it appeared as if Tyler pulled a leg muscle during the concert. (Tyler frequently stretches backstage to avoid such situations, which Rolling Stone when we spent time in the singer's dressing room prior to their homecoming concert in Boston.) witnessed
As of right now, Aerosmith are still scheduled to perform tomorrow night, July 7th, in Raleigh, North Carolina. Tomorrow's concert will also be the first to feature guitarist Brad Whitford back in the fold after Whitford required surgery after bumping his head while exiting his Ferrari. Bobby Schneck was filling in during Whitford's recovery.
Tyler's injury is the latest in a long list of ailments that have hit the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame band in recent years, forcing them to delay the recording of their new album. In 2006, Tyler required throat surgery while bassist Tom Hamilton was treated for throat cancer. As Rock Daily previously reported, last year Tyler checked into rehab in order to recuperate from foot surgeries and suffered from pneumonia and Perry needed knee replacement surgery.
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