Steven Tyler has relapsed and willingly sought treatment, according to his Aerosmith bandmates’ statement. Aerosmith said in a statement that their beloved brother Steven has been working on his sobriety for many years. The band also revealed that he recently relapsed and deliberately entered a treatment program to focus on his health and recuperation. This was following his foot surgery to prepare for the stage and the requirement of pain management during the procedure. They also stated that the first two sets of gigs for their Las Vegas residency in June and July would be canceled. This is also because they want Steven to concentrate on his health first.
When Can We Expect Steven Tyler Return?
According to Joe Perry, Tom Hamilton, Joey Kramer, and Brad Whitford, Tyler’s choice will allow him to focus on his well-being. The band members thanked their fans for their patience and gave refund details. Tyler received encouragement from fans in the comments section on all the social media platforms. Tyler first sought sobriety with the aid of Perry, Hamilton, Kramer, and Whitford in 1988, he told Haute Living in December 2019. The band is expecting to resume performances in September.
“It took me many years to get over the anger of them sending me to rehab while they went on vacation. But today, because of that moment … I am grateful and owe a thanks to them for my sobriety.”Steven told this to Haute Living
Tyler went on to tell the magazine that while drug use provided his performances a rawness, it also hindered his ability to be great. According to Tyler, when you’re sober, all the magic you believed worked when you were high comes out. He was on his fourth run at the time of the interview and had been sober for nine years. Tyler said that the fear passes eventually. Further, he added that he may lose his loved ones if he relapsed.
Aerosmith’s Struggle With Drugs
Before their career was wrecked by drug and alcohol abuse, Aerosmith was one of America’s top rock bands in the 1970s. They gave us classics like ‘Sweet Emotion’ and ‘Dream On’. They had a comeback in the late 1980s after Run-DMC transformed their song ‘Walk This Way’ into a rap anthem. Their new songs including ‘Dude Looks Like A Lady’, ‘Eat The Rich’, and ‘Janie’s Got A Gun’ gave them their fame back.