Full Video Of Joe Perry’s On Stage Health Scare, Chaos Backstage – Aerosmith Bandmates React to his Hospitalization
New videos have been uploaded of Joe Perry’s final moments on stage at Hollywood Vampires’ show in Coney Island. Hollywood Vampires were performing a cover of Spirit’s “I Got A Line On You,” the second song of the set, and Perry’s energy level noticeably dissipates at the song begins, with the rock legend becoming unable to play by a minute in.
The first video is the full performance of the song, with the angle on Perry shifting from him just before he leaves the stage, and shows his bandmates carry on and finish the performance. The second video is a new angle of Perry actually leaving the stage. Hollywood Vampires carried on and played a complete concert.
There was chaos once Perry exited the stage, as he collapsed backstage. A Vampires crew member backstage had a pocket mask and immediately started CPR to revive him.
The iconic guitarist was playing alongside actor Johnny Depp, Alice Cooper, Robert DeLeo (Stone Temple Pilots), and Matt Sorum (Guns N’ Roses, Velvet Revolver) with the Hollywood Vampires, when he apparently went into cardiac arrest around 9:30PM, Page Six reports.
Videos posted to social media showed Perry shredding on his guitar before he suddenly walks over towards a speaker and stumbles off-stage. Sources said he lost consciousness and police on the scene revived him.
“He had to sit on drum kit and then went behind a small wall and passed out,” a concertgoer wrote on Instagram, adding that “FDNY and NYPD carried him off quickly.” Hollywood Vampires continued to play, and Perry was taken to Coney Island hospital. Perry is in stable condition and currently surrounded by his family.
All Four of Joe Perry’s Aerosmith Bandmates React to His Hospitalization
I LOVE YOU @JOEPERRY…FEEL THE MILLIONS OF PRAYERS COMING YOUR WAY…WE ALL LOVE YOU…SENDING WHITE LIGHT AND ALL THAT I GOT YOUR WAY…ST
— Steven Tyler (@IamStevenT) July 11, 2016
All four of Joe Perry‘s Aerosmith bandmates have posted messages of support, love and encouragement to their guitarist, who is currently hospitalized after collapsing backstage while performing with the Hollywood Vampires last night.
You can see singer Steven Tyler‘s message above, and Twitter posts from bassist Tom Hamilton, guitarist Brad Whitford and drummer Joey Kramer below. Perry was forced to leave the stage early during a Coney Island, N.Y. concert by the Vampires, who also count Alice Cooper and actor / guitarist Johnny Depp among their ranks.
Police sources told Page Six that Perry was rushed to the hospital after going into cardiac arrest, although the band has yet to confirm the reasons behind his hospitalization. Late last night, Perry’s Twitter page confirmed that he was “stable,” “with family” and “under the best care.”
Earlier today, Cooper confirmed that the Vampires will continue their summer tour, presumably without Perry (although to be clear, the issue of his participation was not addressed.) The band is set to perform tomorrow night (July 12) in Kettering, Ohio.
Aerosmith is next scheduled to perform together in mid-September at the Kaaboo Festival in Del Mar, California, with a 10-date tour of South America set to follow a couple of weeks later.
All five members of Aerosmith have recently been primarily focused on individual projects. While Perry was recording with the Vampires, Tyler was busy making and promoting his first-ever solo album, the country-leaning We’re All Somebody from Somewhere, which is slated for release July 15.
Whitford is currently on tour with longtime Ted Nugent singer Derek St. Holmes as half of the re-activated Whitford / St. Holmes in support of their recently released (and very appropriately titled) album Reunion. Hamilton has been playing overseas festivals as part of Thin Lizzy, and Kramer recently wrapped up a week-long stint as a DJ on a Boston classic rock station.
Thankfully, Joe seems to be better than we all first feared. Here’s hoping he’s back on stage soon doing what he loves to do!
— Tom Hamilton (@THaerosmith) July 11, 2016
— Whitford/St. Holmes (@WhitfordStHolms) July 11, 2016
— Rockin’ & Roastin’ (@RockinRoastin) July 11, 2016