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Aerosmith guitarist on mend

- THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

AEROSMITH GUITARIST Joe Perry is “doing well” after he had to leave the stage during a performanc­e with Johnny Depp and Alice Cooper in Brooklyn and was hospitaliz­ed, a representa­tive said Monday.

Perry became ill around 9:30 p.m. Sunday while performing with the Hollywood Vampires rock group at the Ford Amphitheat­er in Coney Island.

GETTY An administra­tor at Coney Island Hospital confirmed the 65-year-old Perry underwent tests. Further details were not released.

“Joe Perry is doing well and resting and appreciate­s all your good wishes,” said the group’s rep, Sujata Murthy.

“Joe Perry will rejoin his fellow Vampires on stage again soon,” Murthy added late Monday.

Cooper tweeted that “our brother” Perry was stable and with family.

Fan video posted on social media shows Perry sitting onstage while playing guitar, then slowly walking off. Witnesses said medics immediatel­y went to his aid offstage. The band kept playing.

The band’s name refers to a ’70s drinking club Cooper was part of that also included John Lennon, The Who’s Keith Moon, Harry Nilsson, Bernie Taupin, and Micky Dolenz of the Monkees.

In February, the Hollywood Vampires performed a tribute to the late Motorhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister at the Grammys.

 ??  ?? Joe Perry (right, with Johnny Depp) struggled before leaving the stage at Ford Amphitheat­er in Coney Island to receive treatment from EMTs Sunday night.
Joe Perry (right, with Johnny Depp) struggled before leaving the stage at Ford Amphitheat­er in Coney Island to receive treatment from EMTs Sunday night.

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