Last night, Hollywood Vampires, the supergroup featuring vocalist Alice Cooper, guitarists Joe Perry and Johnny Depp and drummer Matt Sorum rolled into Coney Island to play the newly constructed amphitheater. Unfortunately, Joe Perry's performance did not last very long.
A few minutes into the first song, Perry was seen stumbling on stage, struggling to stay up before take a rest against the drum riser. He then walked backstage where he reportedly collapsed. Perry was then rushed to Coney Island Hospital. A fan captured footage of the stumbling:
The fan account mentions Perry "had to sit on drum kit and then went behind a small wall and passed out. FDNY and NYPD carried him off quickly." The show continued and Alice Cooper said at one point “If you notice one of our brothers is not on stage with us, he was very sick before the show.”
This morning, Cooper tweeted is in stable condition:
— Alice Cooper (@alicecooper) July 11, 2016
Joe Perry is stable and resting. His brother Vampires and fans wish him a speedy recovery.
— Hollywood Vampires (@hollywoodvamps) July 11, 2016
Our thoughts are with Joe for a speedy recovery.