Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry has cancelled the rest of his fall tour. This comes days he was released from the hospital following a post-performance collapse, reported PEOPLE.
Reps for the rock legend, who is best known for hits like "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing" and "Dream On," say that he will continue to recuperate after suffering a health scare immediately. The collapse came after an appearance onstage at a Billy Joel concert in New York City on November 10.
“While doctors have released Perry from care, with the dates set to begin Nov. 30 and going through Dec. 16, the Aerosmith guitarist will now take the rest of the year off,” the statement reads in part. “Perry again would like to apologize to the fans who were planning on coming to the shows and looks forward to seeing them again in 2019.”
At the time, a rep told PEOPLE: “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."
It continued, “This morning Perry remains in the hospital where he is alert and responsive,” the statement continues, adding that Perry “will be unable to appear today at Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp in Florida and apologizes to those attending.”
This is not 68-year-old Perry's first moment illness after a performance. During a 2016 concert with his other band, the Hollywood Vampires, Perry stumbled backstage and collapsed.
Please pray for a full recovery for Perry.