MUSIC NEWS - Aerosmith have decided to cancel the rest of their summer tour as a result of the injuries singer Steven Tyler received after falling off the stage at a concert in Sturgis, South Dakota on August 5.
According to a release on Aero Force One (the band's offical site) Tyler's doctors have advised him to take time to recuperate from the Sturgis Bike Rally accident. Tyler reportedly has a broken shoulder and received 20 stiches to the back of his head. Refunds for the remainder of the tour that had ZZ Top on the bill, will be available at place of purchase
"Words can't express the sadness I feel for having to cancel this tour. We hope we can get the Aerosmith machine up and running again as soon as possible" said guitarist, Joe Perry.
This ends one of the most injury proned tours in rock 'n' roll history and wonders if this is a glimpse into the future as rockers age. Before the Boston Boys even played the first gig, Joe Perry had to have knee surgery, guitarist Brad Whitford injured his head as he was exiting his Ferrari (time for a bigger car, Brad), causing him to bow out of several concerts and bassist Tom Hamilton missed recent shows while recuperating from what his publicist said was "non-invasive surgery". Before this round of medicall issues, Hamilton underwent radiation treatment for throat cancer, and Tyler announced he was battling hepatitis C.
See the band's message to fans.
We wish Tyler a speedy recovery and hope they all take a lesson from this !