“As many of you know, our beloved brother Steven has worked on his sobriety for many years,” the statement read. “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 substance abuse in the past. He was previously treated for prescription drug abuse in 2009.
Tyler told CNN
in 2017 that he was inspired to open Janie’s House, a home for abused and neglected girls just outside Atlanta, after meeting women during a stint in rehab who were seeking treatment, in part, because of the abuse they had endured.
“While I was in (rehab), I found out most of the women in there were battered and beaten and abused verbally and sexually in huge numbers,” he said at the time. “It was like seven out of 10, eight out of 10.”
According to the statement from Aerosmith, the June and July dates for their “Deuces Are Wild” residency have been canceled while Tyler “focuses on his well-being.”