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Aerosmith's Steven Tyler Fears For Joe Perry Following Collapse

07/14/2016
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(Classic Rock) Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler says he's "really concerned" about bandmate Joe Perry, who collapsed this past weekend while performing with the Hollywood Vampires.

The guitarist was taken to hospital after staggering off stage in New York City, and although he's been reported to be "doing better than feared," no details have been released.

Tyler fears that Perry, 65, is working himself too hard - and doesn't know how to stop. The singer tells Billboard: "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 shows in a row. I can't - I'll blow my voice out. I know hot to maintain my career, my health. I don't think he knows how to."

Tyler suggests "someone's overbooking" the Hollywood Vampires, explaining: "I think they're all little burnt. I think they may need to look at that. Not young any more, you know?"

Reports that Perry may have had a heart attack remain neither confirmed nor denied, and it's not known when he'll return to action. He's due to commence an Aerosmith tour in September.

Tyler says: "I don't give a sh*t about the band - i want Joe to live. I'm really concerned that I'm not getting any news. I know that nobody's talking to me. I can only tell you that Joe's my brother, and I love him so much." Read more here.

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