Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler’s Voice Problems On the Mend as Band Reschedules Tour

PHOENIX, AZ - MARCH 10: Steven Tyler performs onstage at Celebrity Fight Night XXIV on March 10, 2018 in Phoenix, Arizona
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Aerosmith previously postponed all 2023 and 2024 shows on their tour after singer Steven Tyler developed some throat and vocal problems. The singer, known for his impressive vocals, already once lost his ability to sing in 2006 when he blew a blood vessel in his throat. This time, he sustained vocal damage that caused some bleeding. He has not yet shared if he will need surgery or if it will resolve on its own.

The band confirmed on social media, that his injuries are “more serious than initially thought.” Tyler’s doctor “confirmed that in addition to the damage to his vocal cords, he fractured his larynx which requires ongoing care. He is receiving the best medical treatment available to ensure his recovery is swift, but given the nature of a fracture, he is being told patience is essential.” If these issues continue, combined with his age of 75, it could mean the end of his career. However, it seems Tyler is recovering because the band has rescheduled all tour dates for 2024 and 2025, starting on September 20, 2024. Check out the rescheduled tour dates below.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 26: (L-R) Steven Tyler arrives at Steven Tyler's Third Annual Grammy Awards Viewing Party to benefit Janie’s Fund presented by Live Nation at Raleigh Studios on January 26, 2020 in Los Angeles, California

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Surgeon Dr. Steven Zeitels explained what happened to Tyler and many other singers including Adele and Julie Andrews. He said, “Bleeding is very common, that was something Steven Tyler had, Adele had, Sam [Smith] had, Lionel had. I developed a newer approach about seven years ago with a specialized laser, which is also for cancer, which can stop the vocal bleeding and not burn the vocal cord at all—to the point that it can actually function better. Previously, it would cauterize them, and it would stiffen the cord. I think that changed the game: you have a precise way so singers didn’t have to be fearful that their voice would be ruined by treating the bleeding.”

PHOENIX, AZ - MARCH 10: Steven Tyler performs onstage at Celebrity Fight Night XXIV on March 10, 2018 in Phoenix, Arizona

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In the past, surgery came with a lot more side effects and potential issues but with this new procedure, singers reportedly have a lot less to fear. Tyler was one of the very first patients to receive the surgery called phonosurgery in 2006. Andrews had phonomicrosurgery after sustaining permanent damage to her range after a different surgery in 1997. This helped to recover some of her voice and range.

More recently, Tyler posted an update and shared a photo of himself working on remixes in a music studio. He revealed, “THROATS ON THE MEND… BUT MY EARS STILL WORK.” Wishing Tyler a speedy recovery!

September 20 – PPG Paints Arena – Pittsburgh, PA
September 23 – Wells Fargo Center – Philadelphia, PA
September 26 – KFC Yum! Center – Louisville, KY
September 29 – Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse – Cleveland, OH
October 2 – Spectrum Center – Charlotte, NC
October 5 – Thompson Boling Arena – Knoxville, TN
October 8 – Capital One Arena – Washington, DC
October 11 – State Farm Arena – Atlanta, GA
October 14 – Enterprise Center – St. Louis, MO
October 17 – Heritage Bank Center – Cincinnati, OH
October 20 – Bridgestone Arena – Nashville, TN
October 31 – Footprint Center – Phoenix, AX
November 3 – Frost Bank Center – San Antonio, TX
November 6 – Moody Center – Austin, TX
November 9 – American Airlines Center – Dallas, TX
November 12 – BOK Center – Tulsa, OK
November 15 – CHI Health Center – Omaha, NE
November 18 – Ball Arena – Denver, CO
November 21 – Moda Center – Portland, OR
November 24 – Climate Pledge Arena – Seattle, WA
November 27 – Delta Center – Salt Lake City, UT
November 30 – Chase Center – San Francisco, CA
December 4 – SAP Center – San Jose, CA
December 7 – Kia Forum – Los Angeles, CA
December 28 – Prudential Center – Newark, NJ
December 31 – TD Garden – Boston, MA
January 4 – Little Caesars Arena – Detroit, MI
January 7 – ScotiaBank Arena – Toronto, ON
January 10 – Bell Centre – Montreal, QC
January 13 – Schottenstein Center – Columbus, OH
January 16 – Gainbridge Fieldhouse – Indianapolis, IN
January 19 – United Center – Chicago, IL
January 22 – Xcel Energy Center – St. Paul, MN
January 25 – T-Mobile Center – Kansas City, MO
February 11 – Kia Center – Orlando, FL
February 14 – Amalie Arena – Tampa, FL
February 17 – Amerant Bank Arena – Sunrise, FL
February 20 – PNC Arena – Raleigh, NC
February 23 – Madison Square Garden – New York, NY
February 26 – KeyBank Center – Buffalo, NY

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