Joe Perry Stable; Hollywood Vampires Cancel Late Show TV Spot

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Alice Cooper, Johnny Depp and Joe Perry at the Grand Theater at Foxwoods, Mashantucket, CT, July 2, 2016. Photo: Roza Yarchun

Alice Cooper, Johnny Depp and Joe Perry at the Grand Theater at Foxwoods, Mashantucket, CT, July 2, 2016. Photo: Roza Yarchun

Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry is said to be “stable and resting” after he apparently collapsed just off stage Sunday night (July 10) while performing with his other band, The Hollywood Vampires, at the Ford Amphitheater on the Coney Island boardwalk in Brooklyn, NY.

Today (July 11), the band postponed their regularly scheduled appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (replaced by Blink 182) in what would have been their late night television debut.

Spokeswoman Sujata Murthy, from the band’s label Universal Music Enterprises, said in a statement: “Joe Perry is stable and resting. His brother Vampires and fans wish him a speedy recovery.”

The band’s next performance, scheduled for Tuesday night, July 12, will proceed according to band member Alice Cooper, who wrote on various social media accounts: “Vampires! Confirmed – We WILL see you in Ohio tomorrow night & for the rest of our dates! Thanks for supporting Joe!”

According to witnesses, the 65-year-old collapsed during Sunday night’s second song at around 9:30 pm as emergency medical staff came to his aid. Perry can be seen sitting down on stage equpment while performing a cover of Spirit’s “I Got a Line on You.” He then gets up mid-song and walks behind the band’s setup where he was then administered to. He was taken to Coney Island Hospital by ambulance; reports indicate that he was later transferred to Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center.

Several videos show Perry leaving the stage on his own…

The band, led by Cooper, Perry and Johnny Depp, are in the midst of a North American tour, which followed a European leg. They performed Saturday night (July 9) in Niagara Falls, Ontario. Sunday night’s concert was the fourth show in as many nights. Their next date is scheduled for Tuesday, July 12 in Kettering, OH. Here’s a different view that shows Perry walking off the stage mid-performance…

Early Monday morning, shortly after midnight Sunday night, The Hollywood Vampires posted a reassuring message on their Facebook page…

Hollywood Vampires FB Page Re Perry Condition 7-11-16

Just after 1 am Eastern, Perry’s twitter account tweeted an update…

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