Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler has returned to the U.S. for medical care after an illness forced the band to cancel the final four shows of its South American tour.
Tyler posted a message on social media apologizing for the cancellation and writing that, "I am not in a life-threatening condition, but I need to deal with this right away, and get some rest and medical attention immediately in order to sustain and maintain my future performances...I promise I'll be back...I love you all and will be back with you soon."
The scuttled Aerosmith shows included dates in Brazil, Chile, Argentina and Mexico. Tyler is slated to perform at the David Foster Foundation's 30th Anniversary concert on October 21 in Vancouver, while he and the Loving Mary Band have a date on the books for November 4 in San Antonio. No other Aerosmith shows are currently scheduled.
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