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Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry is taken ill on stage

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Image caption Perry was performing with The Hollywood Vampires at Ford Amphitheatre in Brooklyn's Coney Island.

Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry has been taken to hospital after becoming ill on stage in New York.

Perry, who is 65, had been performing with his side project the Hollywood Vampires, alongside Johnny Depp and Alice Cooper in Brooklyn.

Footage posted online by fans showed Perry staggering off stage mid-song, while the band continued to play.

He was taken to hospital where he is said to be in a stable condition.

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"He sat down during the song and then walked off behind the drum set," Kevin Phalon, an audience member, told NBC News.

"After that, you could see a whole bunch of backstage people run off to the left side of the stage."

A tweet from Perry's Twitter account thanked fans for their concern.

"He is stable right now, with family and is under the best care," it said.

Alice Cooper also tweeted his thanks to "everyone asking about our brother @JoePerry".

The band's Twitter account said: "Joe Perry is stable and resting. His brother Vampires and fans wish him a speedy recovery."

The supergroup are in the middle of their US tour and are due to play next in Kettering, Ohio, on 12 July.

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