The aging rocker, who has worked as a judge on the show since 2010, has officially ditched the music competition show.
Tyler released a statement saying, “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.”
This is in reference to the movie “Fatal Attraction” in which a woman kills her lover’s pet rabbit.
“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. The next few years are going to be dedicated to kicking some serious ass – the ultimate in auditory takeover,” he added.
“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.”
Tyler beat out Jennifer Lopez who just this morning said she thought it was her time to leave on the Today show, but she has yet to make a definitive decision.
So are there hard feelings between Steven and Idol executive producer Simon Fuller?
Apparently not, Fuller just released a statement saying, “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!”
So it looks like the only judge left is Randy Jackson and rumor has it producers are looking to drop him too!
If you could pick any three people, who would you want to be the judge for next season?
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