One of the most popular and controversial judges on the past two seasons of American Idol has decided to leave the show.
According to reports, Steven Tyler has decided to leave American Idol to focus on his singing career as the lead vocalist of the iconic rock band Aerosmith. In a statement, Tyler said he loved being a judge of the hit reality singing competition, but he just missess singing rock songs, which is why he decided to quit the show.
Tyler said being a judge for the show has been a blast, and he is full of good memories. He said now is the time for him to return to his first love as a singer and to become a rocker again.
It was earlier reported by the media that, aside from Tyler, another judge, American singer/actress Jennifer Lopez, is also set to quit American Idol. Lopez was previously quoted by the media as saying that she wants to do other things this year besides be a judge for the show.
The countless fans of American Idol will surely miss Tyler during the 12th season this year.