Aerosmith guitarist hospitalized after concert

Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry has been hospitalized for shortness of breath following a concert in New York.

Posted: Nov 12, 2018 6:02 PM
Updated: Nov 12, 2018 6:17 PM

Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry was taken to a hospital in New York on Saturday night after a performance with Billy Joel at Madison Square Garden.

Perry, 68, suffered from shortness of breath, according to a statement released by his spokesperson. Perry 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 statement said, adding that he is now "alert and responsive."

It is not the first time the musician has been rushed to hospital after a show. In 2016, Perry appeared to collapse on stage in Coney Island, New York, during a performance with his group the Hollywood Vampires. The group includes singer Alice Cooper and actor Johnny Depp.

Perry is due to begin a tour of 10 dates later this month, according to his website. A spokesperson for Perry said he will not appear at a scheduled performance Sunday in Florida but is expected to return to the road later this month. A publicist for Joel declined to comment.

Article Comments

Terre Haute
Few Clouds
81° wxIcon
Hi: 86° Lo: 62°
Feels Like: 82°
Robinson
Clear
82° wxIcon
Hi: 85° Lo: 60°
Feels Like: 84°
Indianapolis
Scattered Clouds
82° wxIcon
Hi: 85° Lo: 62°
Feels Like: 82°
Rockville
Few Clouds
81° wxIcon
Hi: 84° Lo: 62°
Feels Like: 82°
Casey
Clear
81° wxIcon
Hi: 85° Lo: 61°
Feels Like: 82°
Brazil
Few Clouds
81° wxIcon
Hi: 84° Lo: 62°
Feels Like: 82°
Marshall
Few Clouds
81° wxIcon
Hi: 85° Lo: 61°
Feels Like: 82°
Another sunny hot afternoon.
WTHI Planner
WTHI Temps
WTHI Radar

Latest Video

Image

Birthplace of the Coca-Cola Bottle Festival

Image

Wednesday: Sunny, hot. High: 88

Image

Coding program for girls sparks interest, doubles in student numbers - 6:00

Image

Man arrested in deadly Vincennes shooting

Image

Police search for man mistakenly released from Vigo County Jail nearly two-weeks ago

Image

All You Need to Know for Wednesday

Image

Wednesday: Mostly sunny, very warm. High: 87°

Image

Jacob Rutledge

Image

Vincennes Lincoln football

Image

ISU Volleyball

WTHI Events