AEROSMITH guitarist Joe Perry is in stable condition after reportedly being forced to leave the stage during a concert by his side project the HOLLYWOOD VAMPIRES earlier tonight (Sunday, July 10).
The 65-year-old Perry was performing at the Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk.
According to fans who attended the show, Perry sat down on the drum riser while appearing to have difficulty playing, and then left the stage mid-song. Footage taken at the gig shows a frail Perry struggling to perform, then stumbling behind the amp stack.
"He had to sit on drum kit and then went behind a small wall and passed out," a concertgoer wrote on Instagram, adding that "FDNY and NYPD carried him off quickly."
Video footage posted on Instagram shows HOLLYWOOD VAMPIRES performing a cover of DAVID BOWIE's "Rebel, Rebel" while EMTs carry Perry out on a stretcher.
HOLLYWOOD VAMPIRES frontman Alice Cooper later stopped the concert and told the fans that Perry had not been feeling well.
"If you notice one of our brothers is not onstage with us, he was very sick before the show,'" Cooper said, according to one concert attendee.
Page Six reported that he suffered a cardiac arrest at approximately 9:30 p.m. and was taken to Coney Island Hospital, where he was listed in stable condition. He was later transferred to Columbia Presbyterian Hospital, according to ABC News.
Cooper later tweeted: "Thanks to everyone asking about our brother @JoePerry. He is stable right now, with family & is under the best care"
HOLLYWOOD VAMPIRES' publicist, Sujata Murthy, added in a statement: "Joe Perry is stable and resting. His brother VAMPIRES and fans wish him a speedy recovery."
RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE guitarist Tom Morello also took to Twitter to write: "Thoughts and prayers out to the great @JoePerry. Cmon man please be ok we love you love you love you!!!"
Added MÖTLEY CRÜE guitarist Mick Mars: "@JoePerry Joe hope you get better soon my friend. Rest. That's an order !!!!"
Said Slash: "Hey Joe, feel better soon. We're all routing for you! iiii]; )"
HOLLYWOOD VAMPIRES consists of Perry, Cooper, actor Johnny Depp and drummer Matt Sorum.
Hey Joe, feel better soon. We're all routing for you! iiii]; )' https://t.co/HIAHaFZHcx— Slash (@Slash) July 11, 2016
@JoePerry Joe hope you get better soon my friend.— Mick Mars (@mrmickmars) July 11, 2016
Rest. That's an order !!!! ?