During a special appearance at a Billy Joel concert in New York on Saturday, Perry reportedly collapsed backstage after his cameo. Although the 68-year-old was “alert and responsive” after going to the hospital, the cause for the emergency is still uncertain.
“Following a guest performance during Billy Joel’s show last night at Madison Square Garden, Joe Perry experienced shortness of breath and was treated backstage by paramedics who gave the guitarist oxygen and used a tracheal tube to clear his airway before taking him to a hospital,” Perry’s representative wrote in a statement over the weekend, adding that Perry is expected to return to the road later this month.
While resting and recovering from the scare, Perry also took the time to praise iconic comic book writer Stan Lee, who died Monday at age 95.
See Perry’s tweets below.
Doing well, thanks for all the love and support!
— Joe Perry (@JoePerry) November 13, 2018
With Stan Lee, at The Hollywood Bowl in 2012. Rest In Peace Stan!
— Joe Perry (@JoePerry) November 12, 2018