Hollywood Vampires Say Joe Perry Will Rejoin His Fellow Bandmates 'Onstage Again Soon' as He Continues to Recover after Collapse
The Hollywood Vampires continued their concert despite Joe Perry falling ill during the first song
Joe Perry will be backstage on stage soon, according to his bandmates the Hollywood Vampires.
The Aerosmith guitarist – who collapsed while performing with his band in Brooklyn on Sunday – is continuing his recovery at a New York hospital.
A statement from the band’s website said Monday: “Joe Perry will rejoin his fellow Vampires on stage again soon.”
The site also revealed that the band will now continue their tour starting with July 12, at Fraze Pavillion in Kettering Ohio. They cancelled their appearance on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert in the wake of Perry’s collapse.
The Aerosmith guitarist had looked disoriented as he took to the stage for the concert’s opening song at the weekend. He then seated himself on the base of the drum kit to continue playing before stumbling backstage and collapsing. The band, which also consists of Alice Cooper and Johnny Depp, played on throughout.
After a few minutes, Cooper announced to the crowd that “Joe isn’t feeling very well,” and said they would continue the show without him.
According to PEOPLE reporter Jodi Gugleilmi, who was present at the concert, a concerned backstage crowd rushed toward Perry as he staggered to the wings.
NBC News reported that police confirmed Perry, 65, was transported from the The Amphitheater on the Coney Island Boardwalk by ambulance around 9:40 p.m.
Perry’s Twitter account shared an update hours after the health scare reassuring fans that Joe was recovering.
“Thanks to all of the fans reaching out and asking about Joe,” the tweet read. “He is stable right now, with family and is under the best care.”