EDMONTON, Alberta, June 17 (UPI) — Rock singer Meat Loaf collapsed on stage Thursday evening during a concert in Canada.
Video footage from the performance at the Northern Jubilee Auditorium in Edmonton shows the 68-year-old singer, whose real name is Marvin Lee Aday, dropping the microphone stand and lying down on stage during the song “I’d Do Anything for Love (But I Won’t Do That).” The band stopped seconds after and the show was ended.
The incident occurred after the singer cancelled shows earlier in the week in Moose Jaw and Calgary, due to illness. His Canadian tour finishes in July.
A statement released Friday morning on the singer’s Facebook page said the singer, being treated at a local hospital, was responsive.
“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.”