Legendary lead guitarist of Aerosmith Joe Perry collapsed on stage while performing at a concert in Coney Island, sources revealed. The 65-year-old was playing alongside Pirates of The Caribbean star Johnny Depp and front-man Alice Cooper with his side group Hollywood Vampires. He apparently went into cardiac arrest on stage and had to be rushed to a hospital.
Cooper went on Twitter saying, “Perry is stable now, with family and is under the best care.” Videos posted on various social media websites show Perry shredding his guitar moments before he suddenly walks behind a speaker and stumbles backstage. Perry himself had posted on Twitter just hours before the actual fiasco along with a link to a photo of the two playing.
The Hollywood Vampires rock n’ roll cover band also consists of Gun’s And Roses bassist Duff McKagan and drummer Matt Sorum. The group was formed by Perry, Depp and Cooper in 2015.
Cooper had decided to name the band after a night of heavy drinking at the Hollywood Vampires drinking club, founded in the Roxy Hotel in 1972.
We all wish the legend a speedy recovery and hope he continues to Rock n’ Roll!