Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry stable in hospital after collapsing on stage

Rock Legend Joe Perry Collapses at Hollywood Vampires Concert in New York

NEW YORK, July 10 (Reuters) - Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry collapsed on stage while performing in New York on Sunday and was hospitalized, according to reports.

Perry, 65, was playing in Coney Island in Brooklyn with his band the Hollywood Vampires, along with rocker Alice Cooper, when he staggered off-stage and collapsed, media reports said.

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Cooper said on Twitter hours later that Perry "is stable right now, with family & is under the best care."

A Facebook account quoted Cooper as saying from stage "If you notice one of our brothers is not onstage with us, he was very sick before the show," Billboard magazine reported.

Perry himself posted on Twitter just hours before being taken ill: "Warming up with Tommy. #HollywoodVampires @ Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk," along with a link to photo of the pair playing.

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Pitbull (R) performs "Bad Man" with Robin Thicke (L) and Joe Perry at the 58th Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California February 15, 2016. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
Joe Perry, of US band Hollywood Vampires, performs at the Rock in Rio Lisboa music festival at Bela Vista Park in Lisbon on May 27, 2016. Rock in Rio runs from May 19 to May 29, 2016. / AFP / PATRICIA DE MELO MOREIRA
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 15: (L-R) Musician/actor Johnny Depp and musicians Joe Perry and Alice Cooper attend The 58th GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 15, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Dan MacMedan/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 15: Joe Perry of Aerosmith attends Universal Music Group's 2016 GRAMMY after party at The Theatre At The Ace Hotel on February 15, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by C Flanigan/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - SEPTEMBER 24: Johnny Depp (L) and Joe Perry during Rock in Rio on September 24, 2015 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
STATELINE, NV - JULY 03: Joe Perry of Aerosmith performs during the band's 'Blue Army Tour 2015' at Harvey's Lake Tahoe Outdoor Amphitheater on July 3, 2015 in Stateline, Nevada. (Photo by Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images)
NEWARK, NJ - SEPTEMBER 03: Steven Tyler and Joe Perry of Aerosmith perform at Prudential Center on September 3, 2014 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
NEWPORT, RI - 1973: L-R Steven Tyler and Joe Perry of Aerosmith perform live in 1973 in Newport, Rhode Island. (Photo by Richard McCaffrey/ Michael Ochs Archive/ Getty Images)
UNSPECIFIED - JANUARY 01: Photo of AEROSMITH and Joe PERRY and Tom HAMILTON and Steven TYLER and Brad WHITFORD and Joey KRAMER; L-R: Joe Perry, Brad Whitford, Steven Tyler (front), Tom Hamilton (back), Joey Kramer - posed, studio, group shot (Photo by Gems/Redferns)
UNITED STATES - AUGUST 01: Photo of Steven TYLER and AEROSMITH and Joe PERRY; Posed headshot L-R: Joe Perry, Steven Tyler (with cigarette) - posed (Photo by Richard E. Aaron/Redferns)
American musician Joe Perry of Aerosmith sits at a table during a luncheon for the film 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, England, 1978. (Photo by Pictorial Parade/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - JUNE 24: THE SUMMIT Photo of Joe PERRY and Steven TYLER and AEROSMITH, Steven Tyler and Joe Perry (playing Gibson Les Paul guitar) performing live onstage (Photo by Fin Costello/Redferns)
Joe Perry and Steven Tyler of Aerosmith on 7/1/93 in Chicago, Il. (Photo by Paul Natkin/WireImage)
UNITED STATES - OCTOBER 01: Photo of AEROSMITH and Joe PERRY; Joe Perry, posed (Photo by George De Sota (ID 5073478)/Redferns)
UNSPECIFIED - AUGUST 01: Photo of AEROSMITH and Joe PERRY and Steven TYLER; L-R. Steven Tyler, Joe Perry - posed in front of American flag (Photo by Michel Linssen/Redferns)
UNITED KINGDOM - DECEMBER 07: WEMBLEY ARENA Photo of AEROSMITH, Joe Perry performing live onstage, playing Gibson Les Paul guitar (Photo by Mick Hutson/Redferns)

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