In the day’s following Steven Tyler’s sudden September announcement that he was going to have to call it a day on Aerosmith South American tour due to health concerns, many fans speculated what could have happened to the energetic rocker.
But leave it to the 69-year-old icon to clear things up … sort of.
“It breaks my heart to have left this tour early,” Steven wrote on his Instagram account on Oct. 1. “The band has never played better. I give you all an A+ for creative speculations, but I certainly did not have a heart attack or a seizure. Sorry to have cut the tour short, but I had to have a procedure that only my doc in the States could perform.”
Hmm … the mystery continues.
However, Steven’s daughter, actress Liv Tyler, recently was interviewed in the U.K. about her father’s health status. “He is OK,” she said. “It was just one of those things when he had a little thing that needed to be taken care of and he was in pain. It’s hard when you’re on tour because you don’t want to let everybody down. And then it just got bad, and he had to go to L.A. to have a little operation. He is recovering.”
Of course, having this time back home is undoubtedly allowing Steven to dote on his grandchildren, including 11-year-old Milo, two-year-old Sailor and 14-month-old Lula.
“He is amazing,” Liv said of her dad’s interactions with his grandkids “He is very, very sweet … He is very magical. He is like the Pied Piper, they just follow him around. He makes all these crazy noises, bird calls, they always call him a wizard pirate. He does treasure hunts. He is very special.”