Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler is very concerned about his bandmate, guitarist Joe Perry, who who collapsed onstage and was hospitalized on Sunday during a show with the all-star Hollywood Vampires in Brooklyn.

Tyler tells Billboard, “It’s starting to scare me a little bit.”

Tyler states that he is “really concerned. I know they’re putting out nothing, but he’s recovering, he’s really good, he fainted, exhaustion. But I know my brother. He’s just about the only other guy that’s as passionate about his art as I am. He’s always asking me to do three, four [Aerosmith] shows in a row, and I can’t. I’ll blow my voice out. I know how to maintain my career, my health, and Joe’s passionate. I don’t think he knows how to. I think he’s out there and someone’s overbooking him. They’re doing like eight or nine shows in a row, or five in a row. I think they’re all a little burnt. I think they may need to look at that. Not young anymore, y’know?” 

Initial reports that Perry suffered a cardiac arrest have not been confirmed or denied, and it has generated speculation about the guitarist’s ability to not only rejoin the Hollywood Vampires but also to tour South America with Aerosmith starting September 29th. “I don’t give a s–t about the band. I want Joe to live,” Tyler says. “I’m really concerned and worried right now that I’m not getting any news. 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.”


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  • Taskerofpuppets on

    No matter what’s between them business wise. Seems as though Tyler is a caring guy and loves his band mate. Sucks when yer kept in the dark whether it be intentional or not. Rock on Joe

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