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Joe Perry cancels all fall tour dates

(FILES) In this file photo taken on June 22, 2018 US guitar player Joe Perry performs with The Hollywood Vampires band as part of the Hellfest metal music festival in Clisson, western France. - Famed Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry was recovering in hospital on November 11, 2018 after collapsing shortly after performing with rock superstar Billy Joel in New York's Madison Square Garden. Perry, who is 68, suffered "shortness of breath and was treated backstage by paramedics who gave the guitarist oxygen and used a tracheal tube to clear his airway," said a statement from a spokesman.It said he was "alert and responsive" on Sunday, but would have to cancel an appearance later in the day at a rock 'n' roll fantasy camp in Florida. "Perry is expected to return to the road later this month," the statement said. (Photo by LOIC VENANCE / AFP)LOIC VENANCE/AFP/Getty Images

In this file photo taken on June 22, 2018, Joe Perry performs with The Hollywood Vampires band as part of the Hellfest metal music festival in Clisson, western France. | LOIC VENANCE/AFP/Getty Images

Aerosmith co-founder and guitarist Joe Perry today announced the cancellation of his fall headlining tour dates.

In a statement, his publicist said, in part: “While doctors have released Perry from care, with the dates set to begin November 30 and going through December 16, the Aerosmith guitarist will now take the rest of the year off. Perry again would like to apologize to the fans who were planning on coming to the shows and looks forward to seeing them again in 2019.”

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Perry was hospitalized Nov. 11 after suffering breathing problems following a guest appearance at a Billy Joel concert at Madison Square Garden. According to reports, paramedics backstage at the concert gave Perry oxygen and used a tracheal tube to clear his airway before taking him to the hospital.

The 68-year-old Rock and Roll Hall of Famer was released from the hospital Nov. 16.