Aerosmith cancels concert as Steven Tyler is 'unwell'

Aerosmith canceled their concert in Las Vegas “last minute” on Friday evening due to Steven Tyler battling a mysterious illness.

“It is with great disappointment that we are forced to cancel tonight’s show in Las Vegas due to Steven feeling unwell and unable to perform,” the iconic rock band said in a statement on social media on Friday.

Although Aerosmith did not go into detail about what made Tyler, 74, sick, they added that he is “expected to make a full recovery for Monday nights Las Vegas show.”

“We sincerely apologize for the last minute notice,” the statement concluded.

“Tickets purchased through will be automatically refunded. All other refunds will be available at point of purchase.”

Aerosmith's statement about their show cancelation.
Aerosmith posted this statement on social media to announce the cancelation.

Tyler reposted the announcement on his Instagram Stories, but also did not go into further details about his health.

While the “Dream On” singer recovers, some fans sent their well wishes in the comments section of Aerosmith’s post, but others were very upset over the cancelation.

“My husband and I have seen you guys several times and it is always a blast. However, it is expensive to fly in, pay for a hotel and dinner only to show up to find out the show is canceled,” one person noted. “Who is going to reimburse people for those expenses? Wishing you a speedy recovery.”

Another agreed, “Hoping you’ll compensate for hotel, flights, etc. I get it, but people doesn’t a lot of money to come see you!”

A third person angrily wrote, “This is BS!!!!!!!! Second time you’ve canceled when I’ve traveled to Vegas to see Aerosmith!!!!!”


Fans slammed Aerosmith and Tyler for canceling their show so “last minute.”

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Fans slammed Aerosmith and Tyler for canceling their show so “last minute.”

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Earlier this year, Aerosmith announced they were canceling the first set of dates for their Las Vegas residency tour in June and July because Tyler had checked himself into rehab.

“As many of you know, our beloved brother Steven has worked on his sobriety for many years,” the band’s joint statement read in May.

“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.”

Tyler has been open about his issues with addiction for decades.

His bandmates Joe Perry, Tom Hamilton, Joey Kramer and Brad Whitford previously helped the rocker pursue sobriety with an intervention in 1988.

Steven Tyler performing.
Tyler previously said doing drugs gave his performances a “certain rawness.”
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“It took me many years to get over the anger of them sending me to rehab while they went on vacation,” the “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing” singer told Haute Living in December 2019.

“But today, because of that moment … I am grateful and owe a thanks to them for my sobriety.”

By July, Tyler was released from his latest rehab stint and was reportedly doing “amazingly well.”

“Steven’s doing extremely well and looking forward to being back on stage,” the musician’s rep previously told us.

It is unclear if Tyler’s latest illness is related to his sobriety. His rep did not immediately return Page Six’s request for comment.

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