The legendary singer Steven Tyler’s vocal cord injury has worsened than first thought. He can barely speak but TMZ reported that the recovery is certain and he will come back as strong as ever.
Sources close to Tyler told that outlet that after blowing out his vocal cords last weekend at his Long Island concert, to the point they bled, Steven flew to Boston to see his ENT doctor, and the X-rays showed the vocal cords were “mangled.”
The outlet also noted that: “We’re told the injury occurred early on during Aerosmith’s concert, but he powered through his entire set, including “Dream On,” where Steven hit his famous, glass-shattering note in the song’s climax. The audience had no idea he was severely impaired.”
Our sources say Steven can’t even speak now … he “squeaks” when he tries to talk. Steven can’t sing for 30 days because of the damage, putting the band’s tour on pause.
The outlet noted:
“We’re told Steven’s not going to let his injury stop him from doing future shows … and he’s still planning on hitting those risky high notes and he will go 100% once his voice returns. “Steven’s an animal. There’s no stopping him.”
In the meantime, Aerosmith postponed shows in Detroit, Chicago, Cleveland, Raleigh, Washington, D.C. and Toronto pushing them back to January and February 2024. Previously purchased tickets will be honored on the new dates, and fans can ask for a refund if they get tied up and can’t go.
The show featured original Aerosmith members Joe Perry (lead guitar), Brad Whitford (rhythm guitar), Tom Hamilton (bass) and, of course, Tyler. John Douglas took over pounding the skins from drummer Joey Kramer, who has been on a temporary leave of absence since March 2022.