Aerosmith’s Joe Perry has revealed that he is “doing well” after collapsing and being rushed to a hospital following a guest appearance during Billy Joel’s November 10 show at Madison Square Garden in New York. Paramedics worked on the guitarist for 40 minutes and even put a trachea down his throat. He was then taken out of the venue on a stretcher. It was later revealed that Perry was having breathing issues due to congestion in his lungs. He has since tweeted the following:
According to TMZ, Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry was rushed to a hospital after playing “Walk This Way” with Billy Joel at Madison Square Garden in New York last night (November 10). Perry collapsed in his dressing room after the performance and paramedics were sent to the scene. They reportedly worked on Perry for 40 minutes and even put a trachea down his throat. He was then taken out of the venue on a stretcher. In an update, the site added that Perry was having “breathing issues for the last few weeks and it came to a head last night” due to congestion in his lungs. He is still in the hospital, but he appears to be doing good and may be released as early as Sunday afternoon.
UPDATE: Perry’s publicist has now commented:
“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.”
Aerosmith’s Joe Perry has premiered a lyric video for his new single “Quake.” The track features Extreme’s Gary Cherone and it will appear on the upcoming vinyl version of Perry’s latest album “Sweetzerland Manifesto.” The guitarist’s current tour dates can be found HERE.
Aerosmith’s Joe Perry has announced some fall solo shows. The guitarist will be joined by his Aerosmith bandmate Brad Whitford and Extreme’s Gary Cherone. Here’s the dates:
11/30 Sioux City, IA – Anthem at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
12/01 West Dundee, IL – RocHaus
12/02 Detroit, MI – Crowfoot Ballroom
12/04 New York, NY – PlayStation Theater
12/05 Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory
12/07 Cherokee, NC – Harrah’s Cherokee Casino
12/11 San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall
12/13 Pasadena, CA – The Rose
12/15 Beverly Hills, CA – Saban Theatre
12/16 Agoura Hills, CA – The Canyon
Joe Perry (Aerosmith) has premiered a new video for “Aye, Aye, Aye” off his “Sweetzerland Manifesto” album. The clip was filmed at The Roxy Theatre in West Hollywood, California, and it features Robin Zander (Cheap Trick), Stone Temple Pilots’ Dean DeLeo and Robert DeLeo, Buck Johnson (Aerosmith), and David Goodstein.
Aerosmith’s Joe Perry has announced three shows in support of his recently released solo album “Sweetzerland Manifesto.” These performances will see Perry joined by his Aerosmith bandmate Brad Whitford and Extreme’s Gary Cherone. The first two dates will also include special guests Charlie Farren (onetime lead singer of The Joe Perry Project) and former Boston guitarist Barry Goudreau’s Engine Room.
04/18 Boston, Massachusetts – House of Blues
04/19 Hampton Beach, New Hampshire – Hampton Beach Casino
04/20 Atlantic City, New Jersey – Borgata Music Box