Steven Tyler Makes First Appearance Since Larynx Fracture: 'My Throat's Been Better but It's on the Mend'

Aerosmith postponed future dates of their farewell tour after the lead singer injured his voice at a September show

<p>Joe Scarnici/Getty</p> Steven Tyler at his 4th Annual Grammy Awards Viewing Party in 2022.

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Steven Tyler at his 4th Annual Grammy Awards Viewing Party in 2022.

Steven Tyler is healing from his recent vocal injury.

While hosting his 5th annual Jam for Janie Grammys viewing party — which benefits Janie's Fund, the non-profit he created to help girls who have experienced abuse and neglect — the 75-year-old Aerosmith lead explained how he's recovering after he fractured his larynx in 2023.

"My throat's been better, but it is on the mend," he told attendees of the party, held at the Hollywood Palladium. "And out of all things, I've decided to take the advice not from my doctors, but from the girls at Janie's house."

He went on to explain some of the benefactors wrote him letters to make him feel better, sharing some of his favorites with the crowd. "We've got your back," one girl told him.

Another wrote a more lengthy note. "I really hope, as you recover and you've made lots of accomplishments and you can make many more and keep on pushing even as things get rough," the letter read. "You have a lot of potential and I want you to keep that potential."

<p>Theo Wargo/Getty</p> Steven Tyler at his 2016 Janie's Fund Benefit collaboration with Youth Villages.

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Steven Tyler at his 2016 Janie's Fund Benefit collaboration with Youth Villages.

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"I hope you get well soon — you're in my favorite band," Tyler read as he let out a laugh, joking, "can't wait to show this to Joe Perry."

His daughter, Mia Tyler, tells PEOPLE her dad is "much better" — although she confirmed he is not quite following doctor's orders.

"He's not supposed to be talking sometimes, so I have to literally yell at him and be like, 'You can't be on the phone with me right now, lets just text,' " she says, adding that he talks to his phone instead of typing.

"You can't shut him up — he can't close that mouth," she teases, adding he is "very healthy."

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Steven's vocal injury happened while performing a show with Aerosmith in September, which led the band to postpone remaining shows on their farewell tour.

"Unfortunately, Steven’s vocal injury is more serious than initially thought," the band said in a statement on Instagram. "His doctor has confirmed that in addition to the damage to his vocal cords, he fractured his larynx which requires ongoing care."

The note included a paragraph directly from Steven, which read, "I am heartbroken to not be out there with Aerosmith, my brothers and the incredible Black Crowes, rocking with the best fans in the world. I promise we will be back as soon as we can!”

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In November, Steven gave fans an update on his healing when he shared a photo of himself in the mixing booth. "THROATS ON THE MEND… BUT MY EARS STILL WORK! SO IN THE MEANTIME… IT’S STUDIO TIME... STARTING RE-MIXING AEROSMITH AEROSMITH!" he captioned the Facebook photo.

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