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Last week a report came out of Boston stating that Steven Tyler suffered a seizure after an Aerosmith show in Sao Paulo on September 25, forcing the 69-year-old singer to come back to the United States for treatment. The issue appeared serious, as Aerosmith immediately cancelled three remaining South American dates and one gig in Mexico on their Aero-Vederci Baby! tour short while Tyler recovered, but did not disclose any details about Tyler’s health.
Tyler tweeted shortly after the incident that he was “not in a life threatening condition,” but also stated that he needed “to deal with this right away, and get some rest and medical care immediately in order to sustain and maintain my future performances.”
Over the weekend, Tyler took to Twitter once again to dispute the seizure report. And it’s the most Steven Tyler message ever.
“It breaks my heart to have left this tour early,” Tyler tweeted, with us taking off his caps lock. “The band has never played better… just watch the 100,000 people at Rock In Rio… I give you all an A+ for creative speculations but I certainly did not have a heart attack or a seizure (unless Joe Perry is takin’ a rippin’ lead).”
He then went for the jugular of playground humor.
“Sorry to have cut the tour short but I had to have a procedure that only my doc in the States could perform,” he added. “We’ve been to Tel Aviv… to Russia… To Rio… and all the in between. I guess it’s true what they say… ‘That life’s a pisser when Eu’re a peein'”.
Does that mean he’s having urinary troubles? Who knows.
Back in August, we featured Aerosmith as part of our 1987 Week seres: How ‘Permanent Vacation’ kickstarted Aerosmith’s second golden age.
Featured Aerosmith image by Ross Halfin. Read Tyler’s full message below.
— Steven Tyler (@IamStevenT) September 30, 2017