Re: Joe Perry Critically Ill
Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry was reportedly forced to leave the stage and taken to to the hospital tonight (July 10) during a concert by his Alice Cooper-fronted side project the Hollywood Vampires. He is believed to be in critical condition.
Although there has been no official word on what happened, there have been numerous posts on social media from those attending the show at the Coney Island Amphitheater in Brooklyn, N.Y. As you can see from the video below, Perry sits down on the drum riser while appearing to have difficulty playing, and then leaves the stage mid-song under his own power. Billboard says this took place during the first song. Unverified tweets from fans at the scene claim Perry was then treated backstage by emergency medics.
PIX11 is reporting that he was taken to Coney Island Hospital and cites police sources as saying he is in critical condition, with Page Six saying he
suffered a cardiac arrest at approximately 9:30PM.
According to one account, the band continued playing, and Cooper told the crowd, “‘If you notice one of our brothers is not onstage with us, he was very sick before the show.”
I hope he survives and recovers ok....the world isn't ready for this loss.