Aerosmith's Joe Perry In Hospital After Collapsing


Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry was in stable condition Sunday after collapsing Saturday night backstage at a Billy Joel concert in New York City.

A rep for the 68-year-old musician said 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.”

Perry was described as “alert and responsive” in hospital .

He had joined Joel on stage at Madison Square Garden to play “Walk This Way.”

Perry is “expected to return to the road later this month,” according to his rep. The rocker has 10 concerts scheduled between Nov. 30 and Dec. 16 with Aerosmith bandmate Brad Whitford and Extreme singer Gary Cherone.

In 2016, Perry collapsed backstage following a Hollywood Vampires concert in New York. In 2010, he suffered minor injuries in a motorcycle accident.