NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry was hospitalized with breathing problems that began after a guest performance with Billy Joel in New York on Saturday night.

Perry’s publicists said in a statement Sunday that the musician is alert and responsive in the hospital and is expected to return to the road later this month.

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The statement says Perry felt short of breath after the performance at Madison Square Garden. It adds paramedics backstage gave Perry oxygen and used a tracheal tube to clear his airway before taking him to the hospital.

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Perry had to cancel a Sunday appearance at a rock fantasy camp in Florida.

The 68-year-old Perry had joined the 69-year-old Joel on stage on Saturday for a rendition of Aerosmith’s “Walk This Way.”

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