Perry admitted that following the accident he and Tyler didn't speak for more than a month, prompting rumours that the band might have split, however, Perry dismissed such reports. Perry has now revealed his pal has left the rock group after its performance as part of the Formula One racing season's final weekend in Abu Dhabi last weekend (01Nov09).
"Steven quit as far as I can tell. I don't know any more than you do about it. I got off the plane two nights ago," the Daily Star quoted him as telling the Las Vegas Sun. "I saw online that Steven said that he was going to leave the band. I don't know for how long, indefinitely or whatever. Other than that, I don't know," he added.
Perry said the discord in the band is down to Tyler's lack of communication, including his failure to return phone calls however he overlooked it.
"Frankly, the last few months I've been wanting not to rock the boat. I don't want him cancelling any more gigs. We really wanted to do these last four," said Perry
We just kind of didn't want to call him out or anything and get him anymore p**sed off, for whatever reason. So we just let things lie. So we did the gigs and, like I said, I got off the plane and saw this online. That's how I know about it... He has had no contact with me or the other band members," he added.