Joe Perry performs with Hollywood Vampires for first time since hospitalization
The guitarist played Weill Hall in Rohnert Park, California, with his band Hollywood Vampires, which also includes Johnny Depp and rock legend Alice Cooper. The show marks the first time Perry performed since being taken by ambulance from a Coney Island show to a local hospita, after becoming ill on stage.
Perry, 65, had looked disoriented during the New York show on July 11 and later stumbled backstage and collapsed.
Perry’s bandmates had continued the tour without him following the incident, marking his spot on stage with musical equipment and amps and wearing buttons with his initials.
The band also paid tribute to their ill guitarist with a tender post on Instagram. “#JoePerry’s presence was felt strongly,” they captioned the photo. “The boys wore JP badges, set up Joe’s equipment and fans held signs and chanted for him throughout the set! We love you Joe!”
“I’m really concerned and worried right now that I’m not getting any news,” Tyler told Billboard after not being able to get in touch with Perry. “I’m a little bummed out, and that scares me. I don’t know whether it’s heat prostration or whether he’s been working himself too hard or getting off on wrong things passionately. I don’t know what it is, but I know that nobody’s talking to me. I can only tell you that Joe’s my brother and I love him so much.”