Steven Tyler Did NOT Suffer Seizure In Brazil, Despite Reports

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Steven Tyler Seizure

By Michael Lewittes |

Steven Tyler Seizure

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Steven Tyler did not suffer a seizure following Aerosmith’s performance in Sao Paolo, Brazil last week, despite reports. The singer himself has cleared up the rumors. The rocker acknowledges he had an issue that required medical attention and resulted in Aerosmith canceling its last four South and Central American concerts, but he didn’t have a seizure or heart attack.

The usually reliable Boston Globe, for instance, ran a headline that definitively asserted, “Steven Tyler suffered a seizure in Brazil.” It newspaper asserted it was “told by a source close to the band that the 69-year-old singer suffered a seizure after Aerosmith’s show in Sao Paulo Monday night.” The publication continued, “It’s not clear what caused the seizure or if Tyler received a diagnosis before flying back to the States.”

Shortly after canceling the remaining concerts in Brazil, Chile, Argentina, and Mexico, Tyler posted on Facebook on Tuesday, “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.” He added that he flew back to the U.S. on “doctor’s orders.” After that, however, rumors and false reports began to surface.

On Saturday, Tyler felt he needed to finally correct the inaccurate claims. On Facebook, he wrote, “I give you all an A+ for creative speculations, but I certainly did not have a heart attack or a seizure.” He continued, “Sorry to have cut the tour short but I had to have a procedure that only my doc in the States could perform.” Gossip Cop has reached to a rep for Tyler to find out what actually sidelined the rocker and precipitated Aerosmith canceling its last four shows in South and Central America. We will update as soon as we get more information.

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