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Steven Tyler Quits American Idol!

July 12, 2012 02:21 PM by Lisa Princ

Wow, it’s been a big day for American Idol fans. First, we learned that Jennifer Lopez would likely not be returning as a judge for the new season, and now, Steven Tyler has quit the show. Steven just announced that he will not be returning to the as a judge for the new season either! Read on for Steven Tyler’s statement and all the details on this breaking story…

Only hours after Jennifer Lopez told the Today Show that she felt it was time for her to leave American Idol, Steven Tyler has also announced that he will not be returning either. According to Fox News, Steven Tyler issued the following statement earlier today: “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’ve got two fists in the air and I’m kicking the door open with my band.”

And in typical Steven Tyler style, he went on: “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.”

Meanwhile, FOX’s president of alternative programming, Mike Darnell issued the following statement regarding Steven Tyler’s departure from the show: “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. 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.”

The news comes as a shock to us. I mean, we knew that J LO would not be coming back, but we thought we would see Steven’s quirky self back on the panel. We’ll miss your crazy sense of humor Steven Tyler! And then there was one…Let’s hope that Randy Jackson is sticking around for a while.

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2 Responses to “Steven Tyler Quits American Idol!”

  1. Claire Says:
    July 12th, 2012 at 3:05 pm

    They can’t keep judges anymore and they can’t get a winner who isn’t a white guy with a guitar. This show is about to be toast.

  2. scottandgg Says:
    July 12th, 2012 at 5:04 pm

    I understand why he doesn’t want to return—Obviously he can’t tour with Aerosmith while he’s on American Idol so I say Good Luck Steven and THANKS for your spare time…


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