Aerosmith's Joe Perry taken to hospital after collapsing at Billy Joel show

12 November 2018, 10:29 | Updated: 22 September 2023, 10:33

Joe Perry
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The guitarist is now said to be "alert and responsive" and recovering.

Guitarist Joe Perry was rushed to hospital after he collapsed at a New York show at the weekend.

The Aerosmith star was making a guest performance at Billy Joel‘s Madison Square Garden gig on Saturday (November 10), where he performed their classic ‘Walk This Way’.

However, he soon collapsed in his dressing room straight after the gig, according to TMZ.

Representatives for Perry later confirmed that he’s now in a stable condition after receiving hospital treatment.

Billy Joel and Joe Perry
Billy Joel and Joe Perry. Picture: Getty

“Following a guest performance during Billy Joel’s show last night at Madison Square Garden, Joe Perry experienced shortness of breath and was treated backstage by paramedics who gave the guitarist oxygen and used a tracheal tube to clear his airway before taking him to a hospital," they said.

"This morning, Perry remains in the hospital where he is alert and responsive.

“The Aerosmith guitarist will be unable to appear today at Rock And Roll Fantasy Camp in Florida and apologises to those attending. Perry is expected to return to the road later this month.”

Aerosmith are scheduled to mark their 50th anniversary with a Las Vegas residency in 2019.

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