Joe Perry was taken to the hospital after a surprise at the scene at Billy Joel’s Madison Square Garden concert on Saturday.
According to TMZ, Perry collapsed in his dressing room after the Aerosmith guitarist made “Walk This Way” with Joel and his band. Paramedics attended Perry for 40 minutes in the wardrobe dressing room – including “placing a tracheal tube down the throat to clear the airway” – before Perry was stretched out of the room and rushed to a New York hospital.
“After a guest performance during Billy Joel’s show last night at Madison Square Garden, Joe Perry experienced breathlessness and was treated back by paramedics who gave the guitarist an acid and used a tracheal tube to clear his airway before taking him to a hospital, “said Perry’s rope in a statement to Rolling Stone . “This morning, Perry stays in the hospital where he is alert and responsive. The aerosmith guitarist will not be able to appear today at Rock And Roll Fantasy Camp in Florida and apologize for those who attend. Perry is expected to return to the road later this month.”
In June 2016, Perry lost consciousness and collapsed backstage during a Hollywood vampire concert in Coney Island, New York. The guitarist was transported to a hospital in a stable condition. Although “dehydration and exhaustion” blamed for the Coney Island collapse, Steven Tyler expressed concern for his Aerosmith bandmate after the event.
“It’s starting to scare me a bit,” Tyler said. “I know my brother. He’s just about the only other guy who’s so passionate about his art as I am. He always tells me to do three, four [Aerosmith] shows in a row, and I can not. I’ll blow my voice out. I know how to keep my career, my health and Joes passionate. I do not think he knows how to. I think he’s out and someone overbookes him. “
Perry is planning to go into a solo ride from November 30, with Aerosmith’s Las Vegas Residence Permit to follow in April 2019.