A famous rock guitarist has been taken to hospital after becoming ill on stage in New York.Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry , who is 65, had been performing with his side project the Hollywood Vampires, alongside Johnny Depp and Alice Cooper in Brooklyn.
Footage posted online by fans showed Perry staggering off stage mid-song, while the band continued to play. He was rushed to hospital where he is said to be in a stable condition.
“He sat down during the song and then walked off behind the drum set,” Kevin Phalon, an audience member, told NBC News. “After that, you could see a whole bunch of backstage people run off to the left side of the stage.”
The band’s Twitter account said: “Joe Perry is stable and resting. His brother Vampires and fans wish him a speedy recovery.”