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Steven Tyler releases statement: 'I certainly did not have a heart attack or a seizure'

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Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler has rubbished claims he suffered a seizure in South America.

Last week, the band announced they were cancelling their final AeroVederci Tour dates in Brazil, Chile, Argentina and Mexico as their frontman was being treated for ‘unexpected medical issues’.

Reassuring fans, Steven himself said at the time: “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.”

The Boston Globe later ran a news article quoting a ‘source close to the band’ who allegedly told them that Steven suffered a seizure while on the road.

Taking to Twitter to refute the seizure story, which was reported by media outlets across the globe, Steven wrote: "It breaks my heart to have left this tour early. The band has never played better — just watch the hundred thousand people at Rock In Rio.

"I give you all an A+ for creative speculations but I certainly did not have a heart attack or a seizure (unless Joe Perry is takin' a rippin' lead).

"Sorry to have cut the tour short, but I had to have a procedure that only my doc in the States could perform.

"We've been to Tel Aviv, to Russia, to Rio, and all the in between… I guess it's true what they say... that life's a pisser when Eu're A Peein'..."

The AeroVederci Tour included a headline slot at Download Festival back in June.

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