Aerosmith Cancel Remainder of Summer Tour

Rock band Aerosmith have called off the remainder of their summer tour in the wake of singer Steven Tyler's on-stage accident last week.

The group made the announcement "with great regret". "Words can't express the sadness I feel for having to cancel this tour," said guitarist Joe Perry.

Tyler , 61, suffered head and shoulder injuries after falling off stage at a concert in South Dakota.

Aerosmith had been scheduled to tour Canada and the US until 16 September , BBC News reports.

“Doctors have advised the lead singer to take the time to properly recuperate from the accident that resulted in a broken shoulder and stitches to his head,” said a statement on the group’s Web site. “In his current condition, Tyler is unable to tour and the band wants to give him time to get healthy.” , Bloomberg reports.

"Well, I wasn't gonna go hide under the big top and play 'ROCK STAR' and wait for everything to be fixed," Tyler said. "I wanted to go out to the crowd to continue the show."

He said he was doing "the Tyler shuffle" when he slipped and fell off the edge of the stage.

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

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