UPDATE 11: 03 A.M. EST: A representative for Meat Loaf issued a positive press release for the singer Friday morning, saying:
“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.”
Get well soon, Meat Loaf!
On Thursday, Meat Loaf had a scary health incident during one of his concerts in Edmonton, Canada when he collapsed onstage. Whoa.
It’s said the rocker was in the middle of performing his hit I’d Do Anything for Love (But I Won’t Do That) when he dropped his mic and collapsed in the Northern Jubilee Auditorium. Supposedly, the Grammy winner looked unwell prior to his fall and even canceled a show in Calgary earlier this week due to his declining health.
One fan captured the entire scenario as it went down and made sure to post the footage on Twitter (below).
So scary! One fan recalled to NBC News:
“For the whole show Meat Loaf seemed a little out of it. I actually told my boyfriend I was having a hard time enjoying the concert because I was concerned for his health. Before the first chorus he just dropped. We thought it was part of the show but it got very serious very quickly.”
After the band cut the music and others rushed the stage to check on the 68-year-old, a black curtain was drawn between the audience members and the industry vet. Obviously, the concert goers were evacuated and an ambulance was called to transport Meat Loaf to a local hospital. Alberta Health Services has since confirmed that they took a patient from Jubilee over a “fainting episode.”
This isn’t the first time the Bat Out of Hell artist’s collapsed onstage during a performance as he previously fell due to an asthma attack in 2011. Here’s hoping Meat Loaf feels better before his next gig this Saturday in Cold Lake, Alberta.
Feel better, bud!
[Image via WENN.]