Steven Tyler Officially Announces ‘American Idol’ Exit

Published On July 14, 2012 | Celebrities, Television

Rumours have been going around for weeks now that Steven Tyler won’t be returning to judge another season of ‘American Idol’ and he recently released a statement confirming that he won’t be returning.

After judging during Seasons 10 and 11, he revealed that he’s past that stage in his life and it’s time to return to the world of rock ‘n’ roll.

The statement reads:

“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.I strayed from my first love, Aerosmith, and I’m back–but instead of begging on my hands and knees, I got two fists in the air and I’m kicking the door open with my band. The next few years are going to be dedicated to kicking some serious ass–the ultimate in auditory takeover… On Nov. 6, we are unleashing our new album,’ Music from Another Dimension’ on the Earth, Moon, Mars, and way beyond the stars…’Idol’ was over the top fun, and I loved every minute of it…Now it’s time to bring Rock Back. ERMAHGERD.”

Following the release of the statement, the execs over at ‘American Idol’ expressed their regrets.

President of Alternative Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company, said, “He’s been a terrific judge, a true friend and great mentor to everyone involved with the show…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.”

‘American Idol’ creator Simon Fuller said, “I completely understand his desire to get back to his life as the singer in America’s greatest-ever rock band. ‘American Idol’ will miss him.”

We’ve got no choice but to ask ourselves, will Charlie Sheen really be replacing Steven Tyler next season?

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