Aerosmith Nixes Concert After Steven Tyler's Fall

Singer goes down during "Love in an Elevator"

By Daniel Macht
|  Thursday, Aug 6, 2009  |  Updated 11:41 PM CDT
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Aerosmith Nixes Concert After Steven Tyler's Fall

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Stephen Tyler was taken to a hospital after falling off a stage, and has postponed its next show.

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Aerosmith has postponed a concert in Canada today following frontman Steven Tyler's hospitalization for falling off stage during a concert in South Dakota on Wednesday.

The 61-year-old singer hurt his head, neck and shoulder, a concert spokesman told The Associated Press. Video footage of the performance showed Tyler fall mid-spin from a catwalk after the sound system failed while the band performed "Love in an Elevator."

"He does a lot of dancing on the stage and he does a lot of stuff with his mike stand," said Mike Sanborn, a spokesman for the Buffalo Chip Campground, which hosted the Wednesday concert. "He put his stand down and twirled around and stepped backwards off the stage."

Tyler was rushed backstage by security. Guitarist Joe Perry later told the crowd the frontman had been taken to the hospital and the show was over, according to AP. A rep for the band said they were investigating the accident.

Aerosmith band members have dealt with a string of injuries on their latest tour. In June, Tyler contracted pneumonia, according to the AP. Last month, the singer injured his leg while jumping on stage, forcing cancellation of seven shows, Rolling Stone reported. Afterward, the band announced bassist Tom Hamilton would bail on the band's summer tour for "non-invasive surgery" (Joe Perry Project musician David Hull has since taken his place).

Guitarists Joe Perry and Brad Whitford also sustained injuries recently. Whitford missed the first "handful" of shows of the tour after needing surgery for smashing his head on his Ferrari, Rolling Stone reported.

Perry may be healthy and fit now -- but he had knee surgery back in March 2008.

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