The rumors have been that Jennifer Lopez is going to leave American Idol, but apparently Steven Tyler is.

A Fox statement confirms that Tyler is departing the show.

“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,” said Tyler.  “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.”