Joe Perry has been forced to cancel his upcoming solo tour across the US after his recent collapse in New York. The Aerosmith guitarist joined Billy Joel onstage at Madison Square Garden earlier this month, but collapsed backstage. Paramedics treated him on the scene before taking him to hospital. Perry later issued a statement to say that the tour will be called off, per doctor’s orders. The statement read: “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. We will be back out as soon as possible. Wishing you all happy holidays and looking forward to seeing you in 2019.”
Perry had lined up the run of 10 shows in support of his solo album Sweetzerland Manifesto, which was released earlier this year. The tour was due to begin at the end of November.
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