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Monday 10 December 2018

Aerosmith’s Joe Perry ‘doing well’ after being taken to hospital

He fell ill after performing with Billy Joel.

Joe Perry of Aerosmith, who is ‘doing well’ after being taken to hospital with breath problems (Yui Mok/PA)
Joe Perry of Aerosmith, who is ‘doing well’ after being taken to hospital with breath problems (Yui Mok/PA)

By Keiran Southern, Press Association Los Angeles Correspondent

Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry is “doing well” after being taken to hospital with breathing difficulties.

The musician, 68, fell ill after performing alongside Billy Joel in New York on Saturday.

In a statement, Perry’s publicist said paramedics gave him oxygen backstage at Madison Square Garden, adding he was alert and expected to return to the road later this month.

Perry has now tweeted and said: “Doing well, thanks for all the love and support!”

Following the incident, Perry cancelled an appearance at a rock fantasy camp in Florida on Sunday.

Perry had joined Joel, 69, on stage for a rendition of Aerosmith’s Walk This Way.

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