Guitarist Joe Perry collapses in dressing room after playing song with Billy Joel in New York
Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry‘s health struggles continues as he reportedly collapsed in his dressing room after having played the song “Walk This Way” with Billy Joel at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York, USA yesterday evening.
TMZ reported as follows:
“Joe Perry was wheeled out of Madison Square Garden on a stretcher Saturday night after performing with Billy Joel.
Eyewitnesses tell TMZ, Joe had just finished “Walk This Way” with Billy Joel on stage and went back to his dressing room. A source connected with the concert tells TMZ, Joe collapsed and “looked terrible.”
Paramedics rushed to the scene and worked on the 68-year-old for around 40 minutes in his dressing room. We’re told they put a tracheal tube down his throat to clear the airway. There was panic in the dressing room, and one eyewitness says “Joe did not look good.””
You can read the rest of the article at TMZ.
Perry previously collapsed on stage a couple of years ago during a show with the Hollywood Vampires in Brooklyn, New York, USA.
A press release posted on Rock Talk with Mitch Lafon‘s Facebook page states:
DATE: NOVEMBER 11, 2018
Joe Perry update
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. 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.”
Billy Joel performing “walk This Way” live with Joe Perry in New York City, New York, USA on November 10, 2018:
Walk This Way Cover by Billy JoelWith Joe PerryMadison Square Garden 11/10/18