The Only Thing Steven Tyler Dislikes About His Voice

Pretty much every singer needs time between shows to rest their voices as concerts take up to two hours during which vocalists have to perform numerous songs. This, in addition to other factors, can cause quite the problem for several musicians who may draw criticism over losing their ability to sing, such as Vince Neil, who has kept the headlines busy over the past year.

As for the Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler, the musician had his fair share of struggles to keep up with the busy touring schedule of his band in the past. In fact, there was one time when his band was unfortunately forced to cancel their performance in Las Vegas after Tyler lost his voice back in 2019.

A year before that incident, the Aerosmith singer actually reflected on what bothers him the most about his capabilities as a vocalist during an interview. As if he had foreseen the future, Tyler said that he loses his voice for two days after performing on stage for two hours, which he hates.

Why Do Shows Leave Steven Tyler Unable To Speak?

Following the conclusion of Aerosmith’s ‘The Aero-Vederci Baby! Tour,’ Steven Tyler played approximately two dozen concerts across North America and Europe with The Loving Mary Band as his backing band in the spring and summer of 2018. On August 15, Aerosmith was booked to play 50 shows from April 2019 through June 2020 at the Park Theater under the name of ‘Aerosmith: Deuces are Wild.’ The band played its last show on February 15, 2020, as the remaining dates were canceled.

In the middle of this busy schedule, Steven Tyler appeared on On Air with Ryan Seacrest in January 2018. The musician was asked about Elton John’s decision to retire after performing 300 shows, which is still an ongoing tour named ‘Farewell Yellow Brick Road.’ Tyler stated that he might retire after five or ten years as he hates not being able to talk, which becomes the case after he performs on stage.

Apparently, the reason behind his inability to speak comes from performing live, as the singer said that a two-hour show results in him being unable to talk for two days which isn’t something he likes. The sensitivity of his vocal cords seems to make it difficult for the musician to balance his personal and professional life. Thus, although he has achieved worldwide fame thanks to his unique vocals, he still pays the price.

When asked about retiring, Tyler said:

“Maybe in another five years, ten years, I don’t know. I mean, I just love it so much. I hate not being able to talk. No one can hand me a new throat. They can hand a guitar player a guitar. If I sing for two hours, I can’t talk for two days. It takes my voice.”

You can watch the entire conversation below.