Meat Loaf ‘recovering well’ after collapse
[Breaking news update, posted at 10:14 a.m.]
The rock singer Meat Loaf, who was hospitalized after collapsing at a show Thursday night in Canada, should be home soon, his spokesman Jeremy Westby said Friday. “He was admitted to a nearby hospital to undergo routine tests,” Westby said. “His vital signs are stable and normal — he’s responsive and recovering well.” Meat Loaf collapsed due to severe dehydration near the end of his concert at the Northern Jubilee Auditorium in Edmonton, Westby said.
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Rock singer Meat Loaf collapsed on stage during a performance in Edmonton, Alberta, according to CNN partner CBC.
The 68-year old, whose real name is Marvin Lee Aday, had postponed a Calgary show earlier in the week “due to illness” said Meat Loaf’s Facebook page.
Several social media videos show the singer falling down during his Grammy Award winning song “I’d Do Anything for Love” at the Northern Jubilee Auditorium Thursday night.
On the videos, Meat Loaf’s microphone thuds on stage, he collapses forward, puts his hands down and then rolls over. Fellow musicians and stage hands rush to his side. The song then abruptly stops. Some fans were confused at first.
Lindsay Sundmark told the Edmonton Journal newspaper that fans “weren’t sure whether it was part of the act or it was something real.” Britt Brewer said “it looked like he was just being theatrical.”
CBC reports that the Alberta Health Services confirmed they transported a patient to an Edmonton hospital from the concert, but did not identify the person.
CNN has reached out to Meat Loaf’s representatives, but has not received a comment.
Meat Loaf’s two biggest albums 1977’s “Bat out of Hell” and the 1993 follow up “Bat out of Hell II: Back into Hell” produced numerous hit singles including “Paradise by the Dashboard Light,” “Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad” and “I’ll Do Anything for Love (But I Won’t Do That).”
Meat Loaf has also appeared in several films and television shows.