Joe Perry's wife has assured fans the Aerosmith star is not suffering from partial deafness following rumours he has been secretly struggling with a serious ear condition.
The band is heading back into the studio next month (Jul11) to work on its long-delayed new album, but rumours suggested the sessions could be thrown into jeopardy as Perry battles hearing problems.
However, the guitarist's wife Billie is adamant her husband recently had his ears examined and was given a clean bill of health.
In a series of posts on her Twitter.com page, she writes, "Joe does not have tinnitus nor does he have any hearing loss.
"His ears are perfect they were just checked. More rumors. Ugh!! I was at the visit and can assure everyone Joe's ears are 100 per cent."