Video. Rock Star Meat Loaf Collapses On Stage
Rock star Meat Loaf collapsed on stage during a performance in Canada Thursday night (June 16), according to witnesses. Attendees at the singer’s concert in Edmonton, Alberta, said that the portly performer was mid-song when he fell to the ground.
He was in the middle of "I Would Do Anything for Love" around 9:30 p.m. local time, Brittany Brewer, 27, told the Daily News. It was not immediately clear what the 68-year-old's condition was as of late Thursday.
The singer, real name Marvin Lee Aday, has previously missed performances because of health concerns, and cancelled a show in Calgary on Monday because of illness.
He has collapsed on stage before multiple times, including a 2003 fall in London and a 2011 fainting spell in Pittsburgh where he then got up and finished the show. Meat Loaf said after the first incident that he was diagnosed with Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome, which can cause an irregular heartbeat. He underwent surgery shortly after the collapse.
After recovery from his fall five years ago, he told the crowd that he had asthma.
The rocker was on his Canadian leg of the live tour and just few days ago, Monday 13, Meat Loaf's show in Calgary, Alberta Canada, had been cancelled due to illness.
Due to illness, tonight's Meat Loaf show at the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium in Calgary has been... https://t.co/y2spmyHuNi— Meat Loaf (@RealMeatLoaf) June 13, 2016