Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Aerosmith: Joe Perry shares update following collapse at Billy Joel concert

Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry is sharing an update on his status following an incident at a Billy Joel show in New York last weekend.

“Doing well,” tweeted Perry on Tuesday. “Thanks for all the love and support!”

The guitarist collapsed backstage and was treated by paramedics before being rushed to hospital minutes after performing his band’s 1975 classic, “Walk This Way”, with Joel at Madison Square Garden on November 10.

“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,” said a Perry spokesperson in a released statement on November 11. “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 apologizes to those attending. Perry is expected to return to the road later this month.”

Sources connected to the rocker told TMZ that he's been having "breathing issues for the last few weeks and it came to a head last night", and that the issue involves congestion in the lungs.

Perry – who just released a video for “Quake”, the latest single from “Sweetzerland Manifesto” – is scheduled to begin a 10-date fall series of US shows in Sioux City, IA on November 30.

Aerosmith are next scheduled to host a spring 2019 residency in Las Vegas with shows set to begin in early April.

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