[artist id="1028"]Aerosmith[/artist]‘s Steven Tyler — who was hospitalized Wednesday after falling off a stage in Rapid City, South Dakota — is back in his hometown of Boston, recovering from his injuries, according to guitarist Joe Perry’s wife.
In a series of tweets, Billie Berry detailed the tense moments following Tyler’s fall during the band’s Sturgis Motorcycle Rally show and updated fans on his condition.
“Haven’t slept since Joe called me last night about Steven. So, so worried,” she wrote. “Steven was being helped by … 5-7 security guards. … All of the band did not even see him fall. … Everyone around had walkie talkies and new Steven was going to Dr to Ambulance to Helicopter. 1,2,3. That is why the band stayed put.
“He hit his head and back. No concussion, stitches in head and back near shoulder. Broken shoulder. Yes he is very sore. We were all worried,” Perry continued. “Once he left, it was diifficult for people to contact one another due to bad cell service it made things even worse. The boys r back in Boston. … Steven will see his own Doctor tonight or tomorrow.”
Perry concluded her tweets by saying that there was “no word” on when Aerosmith’s tour will resume — the band had been scheduled to begin a run of Canadian dates Friday night (August 7) at the Canad Inns Stadium in Winnipeg — but according to a statement released late Thursday by the band’s publicist, that show had been canceled due to Tyler’s injuries, and the rest of the tour was in doubt.
“Aerosmith will not perform their Friday, August 7 show at the Canad Inns Stadium in Winnipeg, MB, Canada based on injuries lead singer Steven Tyler sustained when he fell from the stage at Wednesday’s show at Buffalo Chip Campgrounds in Sturgis, South Dakota,” the statement read. “Additional details will be issued when they are available.”