Joe Perry Hospitalized After Collapsing Backstage

November 11, 2018

After performing "Walk This Way" at Madison Square Garden with Billy Joel, Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry had to be rushed to the hospital after collapsing backstage.

Paramedics had been working with the 68-year-old Perry for approximately 40 minutes before transporting him out of his dressing room to the hospital on a strecher, reportedly with oxygen a tracheal tube temporarily inserted into his throat.

According to TMZ, Perry had been dealing with lung congestion for many weeks and he became overwhelmed the night of the concert. However, sources say that Perry is awake and should be expected to be released from the hospital Sunday afternoon.