Following Joe Perry's recent collapse after a special appearance at Billy Joel's concert, he has cancelled the entirety of his upcoming solo tour.
Initially scheduled to kick off on 30th Nov, a press release was sent out to announce the unfortunate news.
"While doctors have released Perry from care, with the dates set to begin Nov. 30 and going through Dec. 16," reads the press release, "the Aerosmith guitarist will now take the rest of the year off. Perry again would like to apologize to the fans who were planning on coming to the shows and looks forward to seeing them again in 2019. Refunds are available at point of purchase."
There goes any chance of Perry doing an international solo tour anytime soon. As part of Aerosmith, their next show will be a performance at the Super Bowl Music Fest in Atlanta on 1st Feb. The band will also be doing an 18-show residency at Park Theater at Park MGM, Las Vegas that will begin on 6th April.
At the same time, Perry had tweeted a statement to his fans saying, "Just wanted to thank everyone for all of the kind messages I've received this week. I'm home and doing well, but the doctor recommends a bit more downtime before getting out to rock again. So regrettably I had to cancel my upcoming tour dates. Was really looking forward to playing these shows with Brad and Gary and seeing all of you who were planning to come out and support us. We will be back out as soon as possible. Wishing you all happy holidays and looking forward to seeing you in 2019."
His publicist had previously given an update on his collapse, claiming that Perry had 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."