Aerosmith's Joe Perry rushed to hospital after collapsing at Billy Joel show

12 November 2018, 10:21 | Updated: 22 November 2018, 10:02

Joe Perry performed with Billy Joel at the weekend
Joe Perry performed with Billy Joel at the weekend. Picture: Getty
Tom Eames

By Tom Eames

The guitarist is said to be "alert and responsive" in hospital.

Guitarist Joe Perry was taken to hospital after he collapsed at a gig at the weekend.

The Aerosmith musician was making a guest performance at Billy Joel‘s Madison Square Garden show in New York on Saturday (November 10), where he performed their classic ‘Walk This Way’.

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However, he later collapsed in his dressing room straight after the gig, and “looked terrible”, according to TMZ.

Representatives for Perry have confirmed that he’s in a stable condition after receiving hospital treatment.

Joe Perry and Billy Joel
Picture: Getty

“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," the rep said.

"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 apologises to those attending. Perry is expected to return to the road later this month.”

Aerosmith are due to mark their 50th anniversary with a Las Vegas residency in 2019.