- Meat Loaf collapsed due to ''severe dehydration''.
The Bat Out
of Hell hitmaker panicked fans when he dropped to the floor on stage while
belting out his classic song, I Will Do Anything For Love, at the Jubilee
Auditorium in Edmonton, Canada on Thursday but he is "stable" and
recovering in hospital.
representative for the 68-year-old singer said 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.
admitted to a nearby hospital to undergo routine tests. His vital signs are
stable and normal - he's responsive and recovering well."
Meat Loaf -
whose real name is Michael Lee Aday - cancelled two other concerts in recent
days, in Regina and in Calgary,
citing ill-health, but has promised to reschedule the postponed gigs.
statement continued: "He extends his heartfelt thanks for everyone's support
and well wishes , and is expecting to make a speedy and full recovery.
concert postponements/rescheduled dates will be announced at a later time.
Thank you for your support and understanding."
It's not the
first time he has collapsed on stage.
In 2011, he
was able to continue his concert in Pittsburgh and finish the show after
becoming unwell but in 2003, after collapsing at Wembley Arena in London, he
was admitted to hospital.
suffers from asthma and a medical condition which causes an irregular heartbeat.
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