Guitarist Joe Perry, most well known as a founding member of the band Aerosmith, left the stage just moments ago at a performance with the supergroup Hollywood Vampires. Perry, 65, was performing at the new Ford Amphitheater at the Coney Island Boardwalk in Brooklyn, NY alongside Alice Cooper, Johnny Depp and more – members of the supergroup.
According to reports, Perry hunched over and walked off during the performance, and was subsequently rushed to the hospital. His current condition is unknown, though reports indicate that he received CPR by EMTs after going into cardiac arrest. He is currently in the emergency room of the nearby Coney Island Hospital, and no information is yet available about his condition.
You can watch Perry leave the stage and receive medical attention in the video posted by CUTE PENGUINS on YouTube, below.
Update 11:35PM: New York Post’s Page Six is reporting that Perry is in stable condition. According to their article, Perry did suffer a cardiac arrest and lost consciousness, but he was quickly revived by emergency services and taken to the hospital. Meanwhile, the band continued playing for a short time, before Cooper was quoted as saying, “If you notice one of our brothers is not onstage with us, he was very sick before the show.”
Our thoughts and prayers are with Perry. Get well soon!
[This is an ongoing story and reports are varied. We will update with more information as this develops.]