After performing as a special guest of Billy Joel at Madison Square Garden, Aerosmith legend Joe Perry collapsed and was rushed to the Emergency Room in New York City late Saturday night.. Perry remains under observation His publicist has posted a statement about his condition. Perry had just finished playing “Walk This Way” with Joel and had gone back to his dressing room. Paramedics rushed to the scene and worked on the 68-year-old for around 40 minutes. A trachea was put down his throat to clear the air path. The ambulance personnel then put the guitarist on a stretcher, gave him oxygen and rushed him to a hospital.
“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.”