In May, Aerosmith shared that they’ll be cancelling their June and July Las Vegas shows while their frontman Steven Tyler sought treatment following his struggle with substance abuse. Now, the 74-year-old lead singer is finally out of the treatment facility and is doing “amazingly well”.
Tyler Is Clean and Sober…
Steven Tyler is reportedly out of rehab after a successful and extra-long stay. The 74-year frontman for Aerosmith, checked out of the rehab on Friday (July 1) as he remained longer than the 30 days he was supposed to complete in the treatment facility. Well, his bandmates, who have supported him through thick and thin, couldn’t have been prouder. Tyler is realistic about his recovery and recognizes his addiction.
The rocker wanted to ensure that he felt confident with where he was in his recovery before being discharged. Now, he is completely clean and sober. His recent picture reflects that he is at a healthy weight and his skin looks great. Those around him reportedly feel he’s made excellent progress in his lifelong battle and told the outlet he’s doing “amazingly well.”
A Supportive Family of Bandmates…
Steven Tyler is lucky to have Joe Perry, Tom Hamilton, Joey Kramer and Brad Whitford, who are more than a band. In May, Steven relapsed following foot surgery and “voluntarily” checked himself into treatment. Aerosmith released a statement regarding the cancellation of their June and July Las Vegas shows following the “Dream On” star’s health issues. The statement reads as under:
“As many of you know, our beloved brother Steven has worked on his sobriety for many years, after foot surgery to prepare for the stage and the necessity of pain management during the process, he has recently relapsed and voluntarily entered a treatment program to concentrate on his health and recovery. We are truly sorry to inform our fans and friends that we must cancel our first set of Las Vegas Residency dates this June and July while he focuses on his well-being.”
Not only this, but they also promised to refund the tickets because, at the moment, Steven’s health was a priority to them. The band mentioned previously that if fans have purchased their tickets via Ticketmaster, their tickets will be refunded. Aerosmith also asked fans to contact their point of purchase for information on refunds.
Steven previously revealed in an interview how he took years to get over the anger he felt towards them for intervening in his drug-filled life, but all that was worth it. He spoke in a publication: “There was a moment in ’88 where management and the band pulled an intervention on me. They thought, get the lead singer sober, and all our problems would be over. So I got sober and, you know, it took me many years to get over the anger of them sending me to rehab while they went on vacation.”
The Grammy Award-winning artist accepts that although he felt being high on drugs gave his performances a “certain rawness,” the addiction inhibited his “greatness.” He said: “All the magic that you thought worked when you were high comes out when you get sober, noting that he was on his “fourth run” at the time and celebrating nine years of sobriety. “You realize it was always there, and your fear goes away.”
He even accepted that relapsing would put him at risk of losing his loved ones. Steven shares four children— Liv, 44, Mia, 43, Chelsea, 33, and Taj, 31 — and has been dating his former personal assistant, Aimee Preston, since 2016. Well, he is totally sober and in great shape. Aerosmith has pushed its cancelled show to September. Keep reading for more updates.