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Aerosmith’s Joe Perry gives update after collapsing at Billy Joel concert

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Aerosmith and Hollywood Vampires guitarist Joe Perry has given fans a brief health update three days after he collapsed backstage at a Billy Joel concert.

Taking to Twitter last night (13th November), Joe told his 523k followers: “Doing well, thanks for all the love and support!”

Just minutes after appearing on stage at New York’s Madison Square Garden on Saturday night (10th November) to perform ‘Walk This Way’ with Billy Joel, Joe experienced difficulty breathing and collapsed in his dressing room.

Paramedics attended to Joe for 40 minutes backstage and placed a tracheal tube down his throat to clear his air path, before he was taken to hospital.

Joe’s representative Marcee Rondan issued a statement on Sunday, reading: "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.

"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 apologises to those attending. Perry is expected to return to the road later this month."

In July 2016 Joe was hospitalised after taking ill at a Hollywood Vampires show at the Ford Amphitheater in Brooklyn.

Although unscrupulous gossip magazines and tabloids claimed Joe had a suspected heart attack, Joe was suffering from dehydration and exhaustion at the time. He returned to the stage with Hollywood Vampires 12 days later.

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