Joe Perry will rejoin HOLLYWOOD VAMPIRES on the road tomorrow (Friday, July 22) in Rohnert Park, California.
Sources close to Perry and the HOLLYWOOD VAMPIRES told Premiere Networks that a combination of dehydration and exhaustion caused the AEROSMITH guitarist to collapse backstage in Brooklyn, New York on July 10, resulting in a trip to the hospital.
After being taken to nearby Coney Island Hospital, Perry was transferred to Columbia Presbyterian in Manhattan. He has since been released and flew to California, where he has been resting for the last several days.
Meanwhile, the VAMPIRES — which also include Alice Cooper, actor Johnny Depp, ex-GUNS N' ROSES drummer Matt Sorum and STONE TEMPLE PILOTS bassist Robert DeLeo — have continued with the tour, which will wrap up on Monday, July 25 at the California Mid- State Fair.
AEROSMITH singer Steven Tyler, who just released his debut solo album, said that he was extremely worried about Perry, claiming that he had been kept in the dark on his bandmate's status — with some reports claiming Joe actually suffered a cardiac arrest.
Tyler told The Pulse Of Radio it's very likely that the VAMPIRES' itinerary is simply too strenuous to allow Perry the time needed to recharge between gigs.