Aerosmith Cancels Rest Of Tour After Steven Tyler's Accident

Aug. 14 2009, Published 9:53 a.m. ET

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Rock icons Aerosmith have canceled the remainder of their summer tour after front man Steven Tyler's scary fall off the stage Aug. 5 in South Dakota, which left the singer with 20 stitches in his head and a broken shoulder.

Tyler, 61, fell off the catwalk on the stage he was dancing on during an outdoor concert at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally gathering at the Buffalo Chip Campground in Rapid City, South Dakota.

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"Words can't express the sadness I feel for having to cancel this tour," the band's rugged guitarist, Joe Perry, wrote in a statement, noting he hoped "we can get the Aerosmith machine up and running again as soon as possible."

Tyler said he was doing his trademark shuffle dance prior to the fall.

"I just want to say that I'm plain grateful that I didn't break my neck," Tyler said. "In truth, after thousands of live shows, falling off the edge four times ain't too bad."



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