Legendary guitarist Joe Perry was hospitalized late on Saturday, 10 minutes after performing with Billy Joel at Madison Square Garden in New York.
According to TMZ, Perry fell into the dressing room after the show. Paramedics attended the musician on the spot, placing a tracheal tube down the throat in order to release the passage of air. Then they rushed him to the hospital.
On Sunday, 11, the guitarist was still hospitalized, according to the press secretary, and is awake and communicating. Perry needed to cancel a scheduled show this week in Florida but “must resume his tour later this month.” The cause was not revealed.
He published this image:
Before the show, Perry and Joel shared a photo on Instagram:
Life and Career
Joseph Anthony Perry (born September 10, 1950) is the lead guitarist, backing and occasional lead vocalist, and contributing songwriter for the American rock band Aerosmith.
He was ranked 84th in Rolling Stone’s list of The 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time. In 2001, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as part of Aerosmith, and in 2013, Perry and his songwriting partner Steven Tyler were recipients of the ASCAP Founders Award and were also inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. In October 2014, Simon & Schuster released Rocks: My Life In and Out of Aerosmith, written by Perry with David Ritz.
He is a huge fan of the early Fleetwood Mac, particularly their first lead guitarist, Peter Green, which explains the occasional inclusion of the FM classics “Stop Messin’ Round” and “Rattlesnake Shake” in Aerosmith’s sets. Steven Tyler has even mentioned that hearing Perry play “Rattlesnake Shake” brought them together. He is also a huge fan of guitarist Jeff Beck and looked at him as one of his influences.
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