Steven Tyler has opened up about his rumoured hiatus from Aerosmith - he's taking some time off to write a book while his injured shoulder heals.
The group has been thrown into chaos in recent weeks, with Tyler's baffled bandmates admitting he's kept them in the dark over whether he plans to continue as their frontman.
Guitarist Joe Perry recently claimed Tyler is planing to take a "two-year" hiatus, leaving the band in turmoil.
But a spokesperson for the frontman is adamant Tyler is just taking a quick break while he recovers from a shoulder injury, which he sustained after falling off stage at a gig in August (09).
The rep adds that Tyler is using his time productively - he is writing his autobiography, telling People.com, "He's concentrating on his book right now while his shoulder heals."