Joe Perry has pulled the plug on his Joe Perry & Friends tour.
Perry was hospitalized in New York last week after collapsing backstage at Billy Joel's show at Madison Square Garden and apparently doesn't feel up to the rigors of touring right now.
His spokeswoman says, "While doctors have released Perry from care, with the dates set to begin November 30th and going through December 16th, the Aerosmith guitarist will now take the rest of the year off. Perry would like to apologize to the fans who were planning on coming to the shows and looks forward to seeing them again in 2019. Refunds are available at point of purchase."
Perry followed up with his own statement, saying, "Just wanted to thank everyone for all of the kind messages I’ve received this week. I’m home and doing well, but the doctor recommends a bit more downtime before getting out to rock again, so regrettably I had to cancel my upcoming tour dates. Was really looking forward to playing these shows and seeing all of you who were planning to come out and support us. We will be back out as soon as possible. Wishing you all happy holidays and looking forward to seeing you in 2019."
The Friends he was taking on the road were Aerosmith rhythm guitarist Brad Whitford and Extreme singer Gary Cherone.