Joe Perry hospitalised after a collapse at Billy Joel's concert

music news 12/11/2018

Joe Perry had collapsed backstage after his special guest appearance at Billy Joel's Madison Square Garden concert last night.

His publicist had released a statement saying that the Aerosmith guitarist is currently "alert and responsive" and recovering in a local hospital.

"Following a guest performance during Billy Joel’s show last night at Madison Square Garden," the statement reads, "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. 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."

TMZ reports that Perry had just finished playing "Walk This Way" with Joel before he collapsed in his dressing room. The show continued as Joel was reportedly unaware of the emergency happening backstage. You can watch the performance below.

Perry, 68, had collapse backstage before in mid-2016 when he was at a Hollywood Vampires concert which was ruled as "dehydration and exhaustion".

Perry is scheduled to kick off his solo tour in support of "Sweetzerland Manifesto" on 30th Nov.