Joe Perry Doing ‘Better Than We All First Feared,’ Bandmate Says

Aerosmith and Hollywood Vampires guitarist collapsed during New York concert on Sunday

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Joe Perry is on the rebound after collapsing on stage during a performance in New York on Sunday night.

The guitarist’s bandmate, Aerosmith bassist Tom Hamilton, reassured fans Monday on Twitter, saying that Perry was doing “better than we all first feared.”

“Thankfully, Joe seems to be better than we all first feared,” Hamilton wrote. “Here’s hoping he’s back on stage soon doing what he loves to do!”

Perry, 65, collapsed during a performance by his side group, the Hollywood Vampires, on Sunday at Coney Island Amphitheater, and was transported to a local hospital.

Hollywood Vampires singer Alice Cooper took to Twitter on Monday to inform fans that the group would resume its tour on Tuesday, when the group is scheduled to play Fraze Pavilion in Kettering, Ohio.

“Vampires! Confirmed – We WILL see you in Ohio tomorrow night & for the rest of our dates!” Cooper wrote. “Thanks for supporting Joe!”

In addition to Perry and Cooper, the group’s lineup also includes actor Johnny Depp.

Unfortunately, Perry’s incident forced the band to cancel an appearance on Monday’s episode of CBS’s “Late Show With Stephen Colbert.” Blink-182 will serve as musical guest in their place.