Rock band Aerosmith has postponed the remaining shows of its farewell tour after lead singer Steven Tyler sustained vocal cord damage.
The band announced the news on its social media pages on Tuesday, September 12.
“We are devastated that we have to postpone our Las Vegas residency shows this fall due to Steven’s ongoing health issues,” the band said in a statement. “He has been working hard to overcome issues with his vocal cords. Unfortunately, he recently had surgery and needs more time to recover.”
The band said that it is “committed to giving our fans the best possible show” and that it will reschedule the postponed shows “as soon as possible.”
Tyler, 74, has been struggling with vocal cord issues for several years. In 2017, he underwent surgery to remove a polyp on his vocal cords. He also had vocal cord surgery in 2006.
Aerosmith is one of the most successful rock bands of all time, having sold over 150 million records worldwide. The band is known for its hits such as “Dream On,” “Walk This Way,” and “Sweet Emotion.”
The band’s farewell tour was scheduled to begin in September 2022 and run through July 2023. The tour was to be the band’s last major tour, but Tyler has said that he does not plan to retire from music entirely.
The band’s fans have been supportive of Tyler and the band’s decision to postpone the tour. Many fans have taken to social media to wish Tyler a speedy recovery.
It is unclear when the postponed shows will be rescheduled. However, the band has said that it will give fans more information as soon as it is available.