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Aerosmith's Joe Perry Gives Health Update Following Hospitalization


11-13-2018
Joe Perry

(hennemusic) Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry is sharing an update with fans via social media on his status following an incident at a Billy Joel show in New York last weekend.

The guitarist collapsed backstage and was treated by paramedics before being rushed to hospital minutes after performing his band's 1975 classic, "Walk This Way", with Joel at Madison Square Garden on November 10. "Doing well," tweeted Perry on Tuesday. "Thanks for all the love and support!"

"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," said a Perry spokesperson in a released statement on November 11. "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."

Sources connected to the rocker told TMZ that he's been having "breathing issues for the last few weeks and it came to a head last night", and that the issue involves congestion in the lungs. Read more here.

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