Meat Loaf's dad tried to kill him with a butcher's knife

Meat Loaf has opened up about his difficult childhood in a poignant new interview, with the 68-year-old rocker revealing that his alcoholic father once tried to kill him with a butcher’s knife.

The star was raised by his dad after his mother tragically passed away from cancer, and he insists that he has now forgiven his dad for his horrifying behaviour.

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Real name Michael Aday, Meat Loaf shared: “My mother died young, of cancer. My father was an alcoholic, and coping with him, that’s really how I learned to act.

“But I love my father, I’ve forgiven my father.

“He tried to kill me with a butcher knife but all of that is just life. Alcoholism is a disease. You deal with it, you go on, you don’t hold grudges.

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Meat Loaf went on to add to the Sunday Telegraph that after learning to act through his troubled childhood, he always puts on a persona when on stage or screen.

He explained: “You never see Meat Loaf, the one that’s talking to you, on that stage. And on any record I’ve ever done, you’ve never heard Meat Loaf sing a song.

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“They’ve all been characters. Every time.”

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