FILE - In this Saturday, June 2, 2007, file photo, American rock band Aerosmith's guitarist Joe Perry performs during a concert in Bangalore, India. Perry is hospitalized with breathing problems that began after a performance with Billy Joel in New York. Perry’s publicists said in a statement that he’s alert and responsive in the hospital Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi, File)

Aerosmith's Perry tweets 'doing well' after hospitalization

November 14, 2018 - 7:09 am

NEW YORK (AP) — Joe Perry is feeling the love from fans after he was hospitalized with breathing problems that began after a guest performance with Billy Joel in New York.

The Aerosmith guitarist on Tuesday tweeted: "Doing well, thanks for the love and support."

Perry's publicists said in a statement Sunday the 68-year-old felt short of breath after the performance at Madison Square Garden. Paramedics backstage gave Perry oxygen and used a tracheal tube to clear his airway before taking him to the hospital.

The statement said Perry is expected to return to the road this month.

Perry had joined the 69-year-old Joel on stage for a rendition of Aerosmith's "Walk This Way."