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Steven Tyler

QUITTING

'American Idol'

7/12/2012 2:15 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Steven Tyler will NOT return to the judge's table on "American Idol" ... and has compared the show to a deranged bunny killer.

Tyler completed two full seasons on the show ... beginning in 2010.

Tyler has issued a statement saying, "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.”

The comment is a reference to the movie "Fatal Attraction" ... in which an obsessed woman kills her lover's daughter's pet rabbit.

Tyler continued, "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."

He adds, "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.”

"A.I." co-creator and executive producer Simon Fuller released a statement saying, "I completely understand his desire to get back to his life as the singer in America's greatest-ever rock band. AMERICAN IDOL will miss him!”

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263 COMMENTS

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106.

Paris    

don't let the screen door hit you..........

801 days ago
107.

Sarat Borat    

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_YQuXk2Gv_o&feature=share

801 days ago
108.

psychochuckie    

Steven Tyler - was the ORIGINAL mold for the "sock monkey"

801 days ago
109.

Drew    

Oh darn, the two biggest douches of American Idol are quitting. It will probably make that stupid show better off.

801 days ago
110.

William    

I will do it for 17 million a year and do a better job than Tyler or Lopez..Also, it says a big change for Idol next year, but the article didn't say what is is....

801 days ago
111.

Ken    

It is about time they got rid of that ugly-ass thing. Man!! You talk about ugly- heis the epitome of it.

801 days ago
112.

nikki6    

Him and JLo both just used the show to get their careers back, it makes me sick. Good riddance!

801 days ago
113.

MEJOR TE LARGAS DE UNA PUTA VEZ,    

MIRA NO, MEJOR TE GUARDAS DE DAR LA CARA, MEJOR TE LARGAS Y ME DEJAS EN PAZ CERDO.

801 days ago
114.

Audrey    

Please dear American Ido- do not use Charlie Sheen or Jerry Lewis- they have not a musical clue. There are so many other qualified wonderful people to serve as judges,

801 days ago
115.

cory steele    

so long, T.

Always leave 'em begging for more!

801 days ago
116.

Dave    

Aerosmith hasn't been good in decades and ST is nothing more than a creepy clown who sold out to autozone, pnc bank, etc. No one cares stephen...might as well just stay at AI

801 days ago
117.

Dylan    

I know somebody who NOBODY could sya no to, and he tried out and didnt make it.

801 days ago
118.

Tandilzinghotttt    

The Whole Show Is Gone Down Hill if u ask me

801 days ago
119.

nyc44th    

if he is looking to get his credibility back . . . I doubt it will ever happen as he lost what little bit that was left with the Burger King etc commercials.

801 days ago
120.

Ashlyn    

Just my opinion, but I think the show should just end now. I stopped watching a couple seasons ago. It seems like the winners of American Idol don't really go anywhere with their careers. Obviously the exceptions are Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood and a few more. But it seems like the contestants who DON'T win go further with their careers like Adam Lambert, Chris Daughtry, and Jennifer Hudson. I loved Lee Dewyze, I wanna hear something from him! But yeah, for me, American Idol has gotten too old. America's Got Talent is where it's at! lol. It's nice to see a variety of talented acts.

801 days ago
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