According to the latest Hollywood news, STEVEN TYLER has quit “American Idol” to focus on his band’s new album that will come out in November.

Whoa.

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After two good seasons of judging on “Idol,” Jennifer Lopez is not the only one who seems to think that it’s time to go. Her co-judge, Steven Tyler, has decided to go back to making epic rock music with his band, “Aerosmith.”

That’s right—the 64-year-old vocalist, who recently released his band’s first music video in 7 long years, has announced that he will be vacating his seat on the judging panel, which could now be filled by potential new judges Charlie Sheen or the show’s own Season 8 runner-up, Adam Lambert.

According to TMZ, the “I Don’t Wanna Miss A Thing” singer said in a statement that referred to the movie “Fatal Attraction” where an obsessed lady killed her lover’s pet:

“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 rock icon 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.”

Tyler added:

“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.”

“Idol” co-creator and executive producer, Simon Fuller, released a statement in response to Tyler‘s, where he said:

“I completely understand [Tyler's] desire to get back to his life as the singer in America’s greatest-ever rock band. AMERICAN IDOL will miss him!”

Steven makes quitting sound so easy huh, Jennifer?

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