Steven Tyler leaves his ‘Idol’ chair to concentrate on Aerosmith
July 12, 2012 3:54PM
“American Idol” judge Steven Tyler has decided to leave the hit show.
Updated: July 12, 2012 3:54PM
Steven Tyler decided to leave “American Idol.” Tyler served as a judge during the 10th and 11th seasons of the hit Fox series.
“After some long, hard, thoughts I’ve decided it’s time for me to let go of my mistress ‘American Idol’ before she boils my rabbit,” said Tyler. “I strayed from my first love, Aerosmith, and I’m back – but instead of begging on my hands and knees, I’ve got two fists in the air and I’m kicking the door open with my band.… ‘Idol’ was over-the-top fun, and I loved every minute of it. Now it’s time to bring rock back.”
“It’s been a tremendous honor to have Steven — one of the most prolific artists in the world — on ‘American Idol’ for the past two seasons,” said Mike Darnell, President of Alternative Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company. “He’s been a terrific judge, a true friend and great mentor to everyone involved with the show, and we know he’ll continue to be a huge inspiration to ‘Idol’ hopefuls for years to come. We are very sad that Steven has chosen to focus more on his music, but we always knew when we hired a rock ’n’ roll legend, he would go back to the music. We all wish him all the best and would love to have him back on the show anytime.”