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Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry collapsed on Saturday night after joining Billy Joel for a performance of “Walk This Way” at Madison Square Garden. The 68-year old rocker was apparently suffering from breathing problems, and paramedics reportedly inserted a tracheal tube down his throat before rushing him to a hospital.

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CBS reports that Perry’s publicists said in a statement on Sunday that Perry was alert, responsive, and expected to return to the stage later this month. He’s slated to kick off a 10-date solo tour on November 30. Next year, Aerosmith will headline its own Las Vegas residency.

In 2016, Perry suffered a similar health scare, collapsing backstage at a Hollywood Vampires show in Coney Island.

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Keith Richards, meanwhile, is doing great.

Randall Colburn is The A.V. Club's Internet Culture Editor. He lives in Chicago, occasionally writes plays, and was a talking head in Best Worst Movie, the documentary about Troll 2.

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