Joe Perry Collapses, Hospitalized During Hollywood Vampires Show
Joe Perry collapsed backstage during Hollywood Vampires’ performance in Coney Island, New York Sunday night, with the guitarist requiring transportation to a nearby Brooklyn hospital.
Video from the concert at the Ford Amphitheater shows Perry seated on the drum riser and seemingly dazed mid-performance before abruptly stumbling offstage. Once backstage, the guitarist lost consciousness and collapsed; EMTs on site revived Perry and immediately transported him to the hospital around 9:30 p.m. EST.
ABC7 reported that Perry is “currently being evaluated in the emergency room.”
“If you notice one of our brothers is not onstage with us, he was very sick before show,” Cooper told the audience of Perry’s absence (via Aerosmith fan site AeroFanatic). The Hollywood Vampires continued on with Sunday’s performance following Perry’s exit. Cooper asked the crowd to chant “Get well, Joe” during the band’s performance.
A rep for Perry and Hollywood Vampires did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
One hour before the concert, Perry appeared to be in good spirits, posting a photo of him “warming up” with Hollywood Vampires’ Tommy Henriksen prior to the Coney Island gig.
Watch fan footage of Perry staggering off the stage below:
#JoePerry collapsed on stage just now! He had to sit on drum kit and then went behind a small wall and passed out. FDNY and NYPD carried him off quickly. #Aerosmith #hollywoodvampires
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