Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry shared photos from his family’s Thanksgiving weekend on Facebook. In the photos, Perry appears to be feeling much better following a health scare in early November.
Says Joe: “Had a great Thanksgiving weekend with Billie, Annie, Roman, Tony, Austin, Sarah, Amanda and cooked by Aaron. #AVeryPerryThanksgiving.”
Aerosmith’s Joe Perry, 68, collapsed backstage and was treated by paramedics before being rushed to hospital minutes after performing his band’s 1975 classic, “Walk This Way”, with Billy Joel at Madison Square Garden on November 10.
“Following a guest performance during Billy Joel’s show last night at Madison Square Garden, Joe Perry experienced shortness of breath and was treated backstage by paramedics who gave the guitarist oxygen and used a tracheal tube to clear his airway before taking him to a hospital,” said a Perry spokesperson in a released statement on November 11. “This morning Perry remains in the hospital where he is alert and responsive. The Aerosmith guitarist will be unable to appear today at Rock And Roll Fantasy Camp in Florida and apologizes to those attending. Perry is expected to return to the road later this month.”
He later cancelled his fall headlining shows, and is taking the rest of the year off. On November 20, Joe issued this statement: “Just wanted to thank everyone for all of the kind messages I’ve received this week. I’m home and doing well, but the doctor recommends a bit more downtime before getting out to rock again, so regrettably I had to cancel my upcoming tour dates. Was really looking forward to playing these shows with Brad and Gary and seeing all of you who were planning to come out and support us. We will be back out as soon as possible. Wishing you all happy holidays and looking forward to seeing you in 2019.”