Aerosmith's Joe Perry Rushed To Hospital After Collapsing
The guitarist was rushed to hospital on Saturday after collapsing in his dressing room.
The 68-year-old was performing "Walk This Way" with Billy Joel at Madison Square Garden in New York when he reportedly collapsed.
Perry was taken from MSG on a stretcher, with some reports indicating that paramedics inserted a tracheal tube down his throat.
A representative for Perry gave a statement to Rolling Stone which said the guitarist "experienced shortness of breath and was treated backstage by paramedics".
"This morning Perry remains in the hospital where he is alert and responsive," the statement continued.
Perry was forced to cancel an appearance that day for obvious reasons, however, his rep indicated he was hopeful he would "return to the road later this month".
TMZ claim sources close to Perry believe the musician to have been suffering from breathing issues "for the last few weeks", believing those issues of lung congestion reached a tipping point on the weekend.
In 2016 Perry had a similar incident where he collapsed backstage. Footage from the event showed Perry stumbling offstage from the Ford Amphitheatre before losing consciousness backstage.
According to Alice Cooper, Perry had been suffering from dehydration and exhaustion.
"It was not a heart attack; it was pure exhaustion. They checked his heart and said his heart was actually very strong," Cooper said back in 2016.
Perry is expected to be released from hospital in the next day or so.