Steven Tyler downplays health rumors after Aerosmith's South American tour cancelation

Steven Tyler put out a statement on Aerosmith's website on Monday (Oct. 2) to address rumors surrounding his health to blame for the band cancelling the four remaining shows left on their South American tour.

When news broke of the cancellation on Sept. 26, Tyler issued a separate statement saying "please not to worry... I am not in a life threatening condition, but I need to deal with this right away, and get some rest and medical care immediately in order to sustain and maintain my future performances." 

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Steven Tyler out and about in recent years
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Steven Tyler out and about in recent years
ROME, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 10: Steven Tyler attends Celebrity Fight Night on September 10, 2017 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Venturelli/WireImage)
ROME, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 08: Steven Tyler performs at the Andrea Bocelli show as part of the 2017 Celebrity Fight Night in Italy Benefiting The Andrea Bocelli Foundation and the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center on September 8, 2017 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Jonathan Leibson/Getty Images for Celebrity Fight Night)
ST PAUL, MN - JULY 16: Aimee Preston and Steven Tyler pose on the red carpet at the 2017 Starkey Hearing Foundation So the World May Hear Awards Gala at the Saint Paul RiverCentre on July 16, 2017 in St. Paul, Minnesota. (Photo by Adam Bettcher/Getty Images for Starkey Hearing Foundation)
ST PAUL, MN - JULY 16: Steven Tyler performs at the 2017 Starkey Hearing Foundation So the World May Hear Awards Gala at the Saint Paul RiverCentre on July 16, 2017 in St. Paul, Minnesota. (Photo by Adam Bettcher/Getty Images for Starkey Hearing Foundation)
CASTLE DONINGTON, ENGLAND - JUNE 11: Steven Tyler of Aerosmith peforms during the last ever Aerosmith show in the UK headlining day 3 of Download Festival at Donington Park on June 11, 2017 near Castle Donington, England. (Photo by Ollie Millington/WireImage)
TOPSHOT - Steven Tyler of Aerosmith performs at the Royal Arena in Copenhagen, on June 5, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Scanpix / Nils Meilvang / Denmark OUT (Photo credit should read NILS MEILVANG/AFP/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 10: Steven Tyler attends a celebration of the Stella McCartney AW17 collection and film launch at Ye Olde Mitre on June 10, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by David M Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for Stella McCartney)
BERLIN, GERMANY - MAY 28: Steven Tyler and Joe Perry (Aerosmith) during 'Mensch Gottschalk - Das bewegt Deutschland' TV Live Show from Berlin at Studio Berlin Adlershof on May 28, 2017 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Franziska Krug/Getty Images)
MOSCOW, RUSSIA - MAY 23: American rock band Aerosmith's lead singer Steven Tyler performs during a concert at the Olimpiysky Sports Complex on May 23, 2017 in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Alexander Miridonov/Kommersant via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 12: Steven Tyler is seen on May 12, 2017 in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by Hollywood To You/Star Max/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 14: Steven Tyler is seen at LAX on February 14, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by starzfly/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 03: Steven Tyler (L) and Aimee Ann Preston attend The Hospitality Committee For United Nations Delegations, Inc. Ambassadors' Ball 2016 at Metropolitan Club on December 3, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/Getty Images)
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - OCTOBER 27: Singer Steven Tyler of Aerosmith performs onstage at Arena Ciudad de Mexico on October 27, 2016 in Mexico City, Mexico. (Photo by Victor Chavez/WireImage)
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - OCTOBER 15: Steven Tyler member of the band Aerosmith performs live on stage at Allianz Parque on October 15, 2016 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Mauricio Santana/Getty Images)
DEL MAR, CA - SEPTEMBER 17: Aerosmith (L) Steven Tyler and Joe Perry performs at the 2016 KAABOO Del Mar at the Del Mar Fairgrounds on September 17, 2016 in Del Mar, California. (Photo by Christopher Victorio/WireImage for Kaaboo Del Mar via imageSPACE)
DEL MAR, CA - SEPTEMBER 17: Aerosmith (L-R) Joe Perry and Steven Tyler performs at the 2016 KAABOO Del Mar at the Del Mar Fairgrounds on September 17, 2016 in Del Mar, California. (Photo by Christopher Victorio/WireImage for Kaaboo Del Mar via imageSPACE)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 14: Steven Tyler is seen at LAX on September 14, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by starzfly/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
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On Monday (Oct. 2), Tyler took to the band's website again to tell fans, "It breaks my heart to have left this tour early...The band has never played better...Just watch the 100,000 people at Rock in Rio...I give you all an A+ for creative speculations but I certainly did not have a heart attack or a seizure (unless Joe Perry is takin' a rippin' lead)...Sorry to have cut the tour short but I had to have a procedure that only my docs in the states could perform...We've been to Tel Aviv...To Russia...To Rio...And all the in between...I guess it's true what they say...

"That life's a pisser when eu're a peein'" 

Tyler is 69 years old.

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UNSPECIFIED - JANUARY 01: Photo of AEROSMITH and Joe PERRY and Tom HAMILTON and Steven TYLER and Brad WHITFORD and Joey KRAMER; L-R: Joe Perry, Brad Whitford, Steven Tyler (front), Tom Hamilton (back), Joey Kramer - posed, studio, group shot (Photo by Gems/Redferns)
Aerosmith 1979 Steven Tyler (Photo by Chris Walter/WireImage)
Steven Tyler of Aerosmith on 'Midnight Special' in Burbank, CA - June 1974. (Photo by Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage)
UNITED KINGDOM - OCTOBER 01: Photo of AEROSMITH; Steven Tyler (Photo by Ian Dickson/Redferns)
DAYTON, USA - 31st JULY: Singer Steven Tyler, of American rock group Aerosmith, backstage in Dayton, Ohio, USA, 31st July 1976. (Photo by Fin Costello/Redferns/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - MAY 30: RFK STADIUM Photo of AEROSMITH and Steven TYLER, Steven Tyler performing live onstage (Photo by Fin Costello/Redferns)
UNITED STATES - AUGUST 01: Photo of AEROSMITH and Joe PERRY and Steven TYLER; L-R. Joe Perry, Steven Tyler (smoking cigarette), posed (Photo by Richard E. Aaron/Redferns)
LOS ANGELES - NOVEMBER 24: Singer Steven Tyler of the rock and roll band 'Aerosmith' performs on the Midnight Special TV Show on November 24, 1978 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - SEPTEMBER 5: Steven Tyler attends Eighth Annual MTV Video Music Awards on September 5, 1991 at the Universal Ampitheater in Universal City, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
CIRCA 1900s: Bret Michaels of Poison and Steven Tyler circa 1990s. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
Steven Tyler and Jon Bon Jovi (Photo by Ke.Mazur/WireImage)
Steven Tyler of Aerosmith during Aerosmith Live at The House of Blues at The House of Blues in Los Angeles, CA, United States. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic, Inc)
Steven Tyler of Aerosmith during Aerosmith Live at The House of Blues at The House of Blues in Los Angeles, CA, United States. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic, Inc)
UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 04: DONNINGTON PARK Photo of AEROSMITH and Steven TYLER, Steven Tyler performing live onstage at Monsters Of Rock (Photo by Mick Hutson/Redferns)
UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 04: DONNINGTON PARK Photo of AEROSMITH and Steven TYLER, Steven Tyler performing live onstage at Monster Of Rock, showing crowds (Photo by Mick Hutson/Redferns)
Steven Tyler (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
NEW YORK CITY - DECEMBER 17: Mia Tyler and Steven Tyler attend 16th Birthday Party for Mia Tyler on December 17, 1994 at the Rouge Club in New York City. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Joey Kramer, Joe Perry, Steven Tyler, Brad Whitford and Tom Hamilton of Aerosmith (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
Steven Tyler of Aerosmith performs at the taping of an MTV special on November 11, 1997 in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. (Photo by Diena/Brengola/WireImage)
Joey Kramer, Brad Whitford, Steven Tyler, Joe Perry and Tom Hamilton of Aerosmith (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
Tom Hamilton, Steven Tyler and Joey Kramer of Aerosmith (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
Steven Tyler and Joe Perry (Photo by KMazur/WireImage)
Joe Perry, Brad Whitford, Steven Tyler, Joey Kramer and Tom Hamilton of Aerosmith (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
Steven Tyler of Aerosmith (Photo by KMazur/WireImage)
Aerosmith 1999 Steven Tyler and Joe Perry at Billboard Music Awards (Photo by Chris Walter/WireImage)
Steven Tyler during Aerosmith In Concert at MSG-8-6-1997 at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by KMazur/WireImage)
Joe Perry (L) and Steven Tyler of American band Aerosmith perform on stage at the Rock im Park Festival in Nuremberg, Germany on May 18 1997. (Photo by Bernd Muller/Redferns)
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