Hollywood Vampires Cancel 'Late Show' Appearance After Joe Perry Collapses During Concert
By Jackie Willis
The Hollywood Vampires will not be making their Late Show With Stephen Colbert debut after all.
The group canceled its Monday appearance on the late-night program comes after Joe Perry, the iconic guitarist for the band Aerosmith, collapsed while performing alongside his Hollywood Vampires bandmates, Johnny Depp and Alice Cooper, during a show at the Coney Island Amphitheater in New York on Sunday night. As of Monday afternoon, he was still admitted at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital.
The Late Show confirms to ET in a press release that Blink-182 will fill in as the musical guest on Monday.
Meanwhile, Cooper has been offering updates about Perry on Twitter. "Thanks to everyone asking about our brother @JoePerry," he tweeted on Sunday evening. "He is stable right now, with family and is under the best care."
A reassuring message was also posted to the band's Twitter account that read: "Joe Perry is stable and resting. His brother Vampires and fans wish him a speedy recovery."
According to an eyewitness at the Coney Island concert, Perry was only onstage a few minutes before he sat down in front of the drum set. "A few moments later, he slouched over, slowly walked backstage and collapsed," the eyewitness added. "The local EMT and FDNY rushed backstage to administer first aid. One of the EMT workers notified Johnny Depp."
Perry's Twitter page also offered up an update on the 65-year-old rocker's well-being on Sunday night. "Thanks to all of the fans reaching out and asking about Joe," the message read. "He is stable right now, with family and is under the best care."
Meanwhile, Depp was spotted arriving to his New York City hotel following the band's Coney Island performance. The 53-year-old star -- who's in the middle of a messy divorce with his ex, Amber Heard -- was seen puffing on a rolled cigarette as he got off the tour bus.