Joe Toughs It Out

LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Aerosmith guitarist, Joe Perry, climbed onstage last night for the band's show at the Hollywood Bowl despite being in substantial pain having suffered a concussion Saturday night (11/4) at the group's concert at the MGM Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

Three songs into their set, in the midst of performing the band's immortal "Back In The Saddle"-footage of which will be an integral part of ESPN's NASCAR telecasts in 2007-Perry was struck in the head and face by a camera boom (one of 14 cameras that were filming the band). Although he finished the 15-song, 90-minute set, Perry did black out and sustain a concussion-he is currently sporting a bump on his head and a black eye. "It was a scary moment for me, but you just say to yourself, 'To hell with it, play the song, there's 15,000 fans depending on you to not screw up.' Besides," adds Perry, who has the attitude of boxer who will fight to the finish, "it's going to take more than a camera boom to take me out."

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