Meat Loaf is in a ‘stable condition’ following last night’s on stage collapse which has been blamed on ‘severe dehydration’.
His reps said in a statement today: “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.”
The singer’s on stage health scare happened during a rendition of I Would Do Anything For Love at just after 9:30 pm last night.
An eye witness who was there at the time says audiences didn’t know whether it was part of the show at first.
“He was performing I Would Do Anything For Love, and all of a sudden in the middle of it he collapsed right on stage. We weren’t sure at first whether it was part of the act or it was something for real,” they said.
The incident comes four days after he was forced to cancel a show in Calgary over illness.
This is not the first time something like this has happened - back in 2011 the star fainted on stage at the Pittsburgh Trib Amphitheatre in Pennsylvania
Previous to this in 2002 he was rushed to hospital after collapsing mid way through a show with his spokesperson explaining it as ‘exhaustion’.
A statement at the time read that Meat Loaf “collapsed from exhaustion due to a prolonged viral infection. It is not life-threatening.”