Meat Loaf Hospitalized After Collapsing On Stage In Canada (VIDEO)
Meat Loaf was hospitalized Thursday night after passing out on stage during a concert at the Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium in Edmonton, Canada. The 68-year-old rocker had just begun singing his hit “I’d Do Anything for Love (But I Won’t Do That)” when he collapsed (video below). There is no word yet what caused Meat Loaf to go down or what his condition is now.
During Thursday’s show, Meat Loaf appeared unsteady and had problems with the lyrics to some of his hits prior to collapsing, according to some concertgoers. He even took a brief break before performing another one of his hits, “Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad.” And then as his musicians began “I’d Do Anything for Love (But I Won’t Do That),” Meat Loaf stood silently at the microphone before slowly falling to the ground onstage. Immediately, members of his band and crew surrounded the singer and the audience was asked to leave the venue.
On Monday, Meat Loaf (born Marvin Lee Aday) had cancelled a scheduled concert in Calgary at the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium “due to illness.” He also cancelled a performance last Saturday in Moose Jaw, Canada at Mosaic Place because of an undisclosed medical issue. Meat Loaf is slated to perform another seven concerts in Canada between now and July, but the status of those shows, including a Saturday performance in Cold Lake, remain unclear.
Thursday’s collapse was not the first time Meat Loaf had a medical emergency on stage. As Gossip Cop reported back in July 2011, the singer fainted on stage in Pittsburgh as a result of an asthma attack. After being down for 10 minutes, he got up and continued performing. The singer also was hospitalized in 2003 after collapsing during a concert at Wembley Arena in England.
Gossip Cop has reached out to a rep for Meat Loaf. We will update when we learn more about his condition. The video below is of Meat Loaf collapsing onstage on Thursday in Edmonton.
UPDATE: A rep for Meat Loaf says in a statement, “Meat Loaf collapsed Thursday night due to severe dehydration near the end of his concert at the Northern Jubilee Auditorium in Edmonton, Alberta Canada. He was admitted to a nearby hospital to undergo routine tests. His vital signs are stable and normal. He’s responsive and recovering well. He extends his heartfelt thanks for everyone’s support and well wishes, and is expecting a speedy and full recovery. Any concert postponements/rescheduled dates will be announced at a later time. Thank you for your support and understanding.”
— Sean Amato (@JSJamato) June 17, 2016