Steven Tyler Exiting As ‘American Idol’ Judge

Tyler leaving ‘American Idol‘ after 2 seasons; Lopez says his exit will affect her decision

NEW YORKSteven Tyler says he’s exiting “American Idol” to put rock `n’ roll first.

Tyler said he’s leaving the hit show after two seasons to rededicate himself to Aerosmith, the band he fronts. The rock star said he loved every minute on the hit Fox singing contest but added, “it’s time to bring rock back.”

“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,” Tyler said in a statement, making a joking reference to the 1987 Michael Douglas-Glenn Close thriller “Fatal Attraction.”

“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.”

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Steven Tyler Calls Allentown Explosion Victim

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Aerosmith front man and American Idol judge, Steven Tyler took time out of his busy day call Patty Grabowski after receiving a letter from her.  Steven spent an hour on the phone with Patty as they talked about rebounding from tragedy and adversity.

Patty and her family lost everything when their home was leveled by a gas main blast and fire in Allentown on February 9th.  Five of Patty’s neighbors perished as a result of the tragedy.  Fortunately, Patty, her parents and their cat Tally all survived.  Unfortunately, everything was lost, even her wedding dress.  Patty is getting married in June.

After the inspiring phone call, Patty received an autographed picture of Steven Tyler the next day.  The message was “I’m singing to u.”

What a great thing to do for a fan!  Patty’s cat Tally is named after Steven Tyler, who real last name is Tallarico.  Mr. Tyler is a class act.