In a statement via Facebook, the band said Tyler’s doctor “confirmed that in addition to the damage to his vocal cords, he fractured his larynx which requires ongoing care. He is receiving the best medical treatment available to ensure his recovery is swift, but given the nature of a fracture, he is being told patience is essential.”
Tyler wrote: “I am heartbroken to not be out there with Aerosmith, my brothers, and the incredible Black Crowes, rocking with the best fans in the world. I promise we will be back as soon as we can!”
The band, three concerts into what has been deemed its final tour, had postponed some dates earlier this month after Tyler’s initial vocal cord diagnosis and hoped to return Oct. 11, but his doctor said his injury was worse than initially diagnosed.