A guitar player who is an institution in rock ‘n’ roll collapsed in the midst of a concert. Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry was in stable condition after the incident in New York, E! News reports.
Perry was playing as part of the Hollywood Vampires, an all-star band that also includes Alice Cooper and Johnny Depp. The report cites audience members saying Perry fell ill during the performance and stumbled off stage during the show at The Amphitheater on the Coney Island Boardwalk.
The band carried on without Perry, with Cooper reportedly telling the audience at one point: “If you notice one of our brothers is not onstage with us. He was very sick before the show.”
As Perry was being treated at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital, the band’s plans remained up in the air. The group was scheduled to appear tonight on CBS’s “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” and has a live date scheduled for Tuesday in Kettering, Ohio.
Here’s a sample of the Hollywood Vampires …