Steven Tyler said he is “really concerned” about Joe Perry‘s health and has been unable to contact his Aerosmith bandmate, who collapsed during a show with the Hollywood Vampires Sunday.
“It’s starting to scare me a little bit,” Tyler told Billboard. He added: “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.”
Perry was playing his eighth show in 10 days when he collapsed at the Coney Island Amphitheater July 10th. The gig was also Perry’s fourth show in as many days with the Hollywood Vampires, the supergroup that also features Johnny Depp and Alice Cooper.
Perry has since been hospitalized, though few specifics about his condition have been released. A representative told Rolling Stone that Perry was “stable and resting.” Meanwhile, the Hollywood Vampires have resumed their tour, but it remains unclear whether the guitarist will rejoin them, or be healthy enough to tour with Aerosmith this fall.
Tyler, however, was unconcerned with the status of the band’s upcoming South American trek. “I don’t give a shit about the band,” he said. “I want Joe to live. 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.”