Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler has separated from his wife Teresa after 17 years of marriage.
Aerosmith's I Don't Want To Miss A Thing was their first US number one
The US heavy metal singer, who is the father of Lord of the Rings actress Liv Tyler from a previous relationship, has two teenage children with his wife.
He was previously married to actress Cyrinda Fox with whom he has a 26-year-old daughter, model Mia Tyler.
The singer, 56, said: "We are just a family trying to work through a difficult time."
"A little privacy and sensitivity - for Teresa, my children and myself - would be nice," he added.
Aerosmith had their first US number one in September 1998 with ballad I Don't Want To Miss A Thing, from the soundtrack of the film Armageddon and other hits include Dude (Looks like a Lady) and Walk This Way.