Aerosmith Guitarist Collapses During Concert

Joe Perry hospitalized during Hollywood Vampires gig
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jul 11, 2016 2:01 AM CDT

Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry has been taken to a hospital after he was forced to leave the stage while performing in New York City. Perry became ill around 9:30pm Sunday while performing with Johnny Depp and Alice Cooper in his side band, the Hollywood Vampires, at Ford Amphitheater in Coney Island, the AP reports. Sources tell Billboard that Perry became ill during the first song and passed out after stumbling offstage. An audience member who saw a "whole bunch of backstage people run off to the left side of the stage" tells NBC News that the band finished the concert, though they didn't play any Aerosmith songs.

An administrator at Coney Island Hospital confirmed the 65-year-old Perry is undergoing tests. A Hollywood Vampires record label rep says Perry is "stable and resting." Cooper also tweeted "our brother" Perry is stable and with family. It's not clear whether a Monday night Hollywood Vampires appearance on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, which would have been the band's first late-night TV gig, will go ahead, Billboard notes. (Read more Aerosmith stories.)

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