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Joe Perry 'Alert and Responsive' Following Hospitalization in NYC

By TheBlast Staff

Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry is doing well after being rushed to a hospital on Saturday night following a performance in New York City.

A rep for the guitarist issued a statement on Sunday updating his condition, saying, "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."

The rep continued, "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."

Sirius XM host Eddie Trunk gave an update on Perry's condition as well, tweeting, "Sending my best to rock icon and friend ⁦@JoePerry⁩ . Joe was just with me on my last radio special from LA. I’m hearing he’s doing well today thankfully! Be well Joe!!"

Joe Perry and Billy Joel

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