Joe Perry in hospital after cardiac arrest onstage
By David Sands
July 11, 2016
Joe Perry is “doing well and resting,” according to a spokeswoman, after collapsing onstage and suffering a reported cardiac arrest during Hollywood Vampires show Sunday night (July 10) in Brooklyn.
The all-star group was playing a cover of Spirit’s “I Got A Line On You” when the Aerosmith guitarist sat on the drum riser and then went behind a small wall on stage, where he passed out. Perry, 65, was revived by paramedics and taken to Coney Island Hospital, while the Vampires played for another half-hour without him.
Frontman Alice Cooper told the crowd that Perry “was very sick before the show,” and he subsequently tweeted, “Thanks to everybody for asking about our brother Joe Perry. He is stable right now, with family and is under the best care.”
— Alice Cooper (@RealAliceCooper) July 11, 2016
The Vampires are slated to perform next on Tuesday (July 12) in Kettering, Ohio, and have nine more dates booked on their current tour, wrapping up July 25 in Paso Robles, Calif. It’s not yet known how Perry’s health scare will affect the tour. Perry is also slated to tour South America this fall with Aerosmith and has been working on material for a new solo album.