AEROSMITH Frontman Under Doctor's Orders To Rest Severely Strained Vocal Cords

Gayle Fee and Laura Raposa of have issued the following report:

There's a whole lotta Cryin' amongst AEROSMITH fans who are worried that frontman Steven Tyler's throat is shot — or furious that the band has pulled the plug on six shows this month with little warning.

Sources say the Boston Bad Boy is under doctor's orders to rest his severely strained vocal cords, which have taken quite a beating since the band's "Rockin' the Joint" tour kicked off last fall. And when you're pushing 60, rockers don't bounce back like the ol' days!

Steven, who also was felled by the flu, has been kicking around the house on the South Shore for the past couple of weeks. He was spotted at Whole Foods in Hingham this week licking his famous lips at the bakery counter and was overheard complimenting a clerk on her eyes.

"He sounded like he had laryngitis and he had someone doing the ordering for him," said our spy in the aisles. "They ordered a half dozen cannoli and some fruit tarts."

While the band's management refuses to report any information about Steven or the tour, they did tell us it's "absolutely untrue" he's suffering from throat cancer — another fan theory. Bird flu was another.

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