Guitar legend Joe Perry collapsed onstage during a Hollywood Vampires gig at Coney Island, New York last night (10 July).
Perry, 65, was playing at Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk with his band the Hollywood Vampires, along with rocker Alice Cooper, when he staggered off stage and collapsed, media reports said.
A Facebook account quoted Cooper as saying from the stage “If you notice one of our brothers is not onstage with us, he was very sick before the show,” Billboard magazine reported.
Shortly after 1 a.m. on Monday, Perry’s official Facebook and Twitter accounts said the rocker was in stable condition.
“Thanks to all of the fans reaching out and asking about Joe. He is stable right now, with family and is under the best care,” the tweet said.
Perry himself posted on Twitter just hours before being taken ill: “Warming up with Tommy. #HollywoodVampires @ Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk,” along with a link to photo of the pair playing.