Meat Loaf Collapses Onstage in Edmonton
Published Jun 16, 2016Theatrical rock singer Meat Loaf collapsed onstage tonight (June 16) during a concert in Edmonton, with his current condition unclear.
Details are still developing, but Meat Loaf (a.k.a. Marvin Lee Aday) fell while performing at Edmonton's Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, as part of a larger Canadian tour. When performing his 1993 hit "I'd Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That)," he stopped singing for a moment before knocking over his microphone stand and collapsing onstage.
Judging by fan-shot video, which you can see below, he attempted to continue the song as stagehands rushed to his assistance. According to the Edmonton Journal, security then asked the audience to clear the building.
Edmonton Fire and Rescue later confirmed that they responded to a call at the concert venue, but no further details have been made on Meat Loaf's status.
UPDATE (6/17, 11:30 a.m.): Meat Loaf's rep has issued a statement, saying the singer is in "stable and in good condition," adding that the collapse was due to "severe dehydration." The rep went on to say: "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."
Meat Loaf's stage collapse comes after the 68-year-old singer was forced to cancel shows in Moose Jaw, SK, and Calgary earlier this month due to illness. Until otherwise noted, the singer's tour schedule is to have him performing throughout Western Canada until early July. You'll find his remaining show schedule over here.