Aerosmith legendary guitarist Joe Perry fell ill and collapsed on stage while performing at a Coney Island show in New York City on Sunday night, but he is reportedly in a stable condition now.
The 65-year-old rock star was playing alongside Johnny Depp and Alice Cooper, two of the members of his band The Hollywood Vampires, when he apparently went into cardiac arrest.
Fans who attended the concert report on social media that the incident happened early in the performance, during one of the first songs, actually.
Video of the unfortunate moment shows the rocker doing what he does best – playing the guitar – before he suddenly staggers towards a speaker and stumbles off-stage. As it turns out, he lost consciousness and was treated backstage by emergency medics, but was later rushed to the hospital.
The band continued the show without Perry after his sudden exit, but the after show meet-and-greet was cancelled. Some fans noticed that Joe was looking out of sorts, but others were completely unaware of his state and didn’t even notice his absence for a while.
Fortunately, the incident was just a scare, as frontman Alice Cooper later assured fans of the group on Twitter that Perry was in stable condition.
Thanks to all of the fans reaching out and asking about Joe. He is stable right now, with family and is under the best care.
— Joe Perry (@JoePerry) July 11, 2016
The guitarist is currently recovering in a New York hospital, but no further details are known about his condition. Fans, friends and fellow rockers alike took to social media to express their concern and send Perry well-wishes.
Joe Perry was one of the founding members of Aerosmith in 1970 and has been the group’s lead guitarist throughout its history. He also played in another rock band, called the Joe Perry Project, and has released several albums as a solo musician.
The Hollywood Vampires’ next gig is set to take place at Fraze Pavilion in Kettering, Ohio, on Tuesday.