Our sister website Gossip Cop reports that Fox has announced that Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler will be leaving his judge role on their reality series American Idol.
Tyler has been a judge on the show for the last two seasons. His co-judge Jennifer Lopez also hinted this week that she is considering a departure from the program.
No replacement has been announced.
UPDATE: In a press statement from Fox, Tyler said he’s leaving the show to focus on making music again:
“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.”
(h/t Gossip Cop)
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