Official: Steven Tyler Exits ‘American Idol’

Steven Tyler Leaves American IdolDream on. Because that’s the only place in which you’ll find Steven Tyler continuing his nonsensical word journeys disguised as judging on American Idol. In your dreams. He officially gave up his post at the Fox show. 

Fox announced the departure in a press release, including a statement from Tyler. “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,” says Tyler.

He goes on to say, “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. 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. ERMAHGERD.” Oh, Steven. How dare you leave us now. Just when you’ve discovered the wonderful world of memes.

This news comes on the (very high) heels of fellow Season 10 and 11 judge Jennifer Lopez’s potential hint at her own departure during Thursday’s episode of the Today Show. “I am thinking it’s time for me to go and do other things I love to do,” says Lopez.

The question now (that we’ve taken a moment to mourn all Tyler’s wondrous moments of complete insanity) is who could ever replace him?

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