Report: Steven Tyler suffered a seizure after an Aerosmith show in South America



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The Boston Globe is reporting that Steven Tyler suffered a seizure after an Aerosmith show in South America earlier this week. After the band’s gig in Sao Paulo Monday night (September 25), the 69-year-old Tyler “raced back to the United States to get treatment.”


Three remaining South American shows and one Mexico gig have been cancelled as a result of the health scare, though the band and its frontman did not disclose specifics of the incident.

Tyler tweeted on Tuesday that he is recovering and requires rest, but didn’t go into details: “I am not in a life threatening condition, but I need to deal with this right away, and get some rest and medical care immediately in order to sustain and maintain my future performances…. I promise I’ll be back… unfortunately, health does not wait and it’s something even I can’t schedule around our shows… As they say, ‘We humans make plans, and God laughs.’”

Aerosmith were performing live as part of their Aero-Vederci Baby! tour. The band also stressed that Tyler is expected to recover, though no timetable has been set for the legendary Boston band’s return to the stage.


“Steven is expected to make a full recovery,” write Aerosmith in a statement this week, via Loudwire. “With proper rest and treatment he will be back on his feet soon rocking the world.”

Last month, we featured Aerosmith as part of our 1987 Week seres: How ‘Permanent Vacation’ kickstarted Aerosmith’s second golden age. Featured Aerosmith image from that package, courtesy of the David Bieber Archives.

Read Tyler’s full message below.