US rock star Meat Loaf has collapsed on stage during a concert in Canada.
Video footage from Thursday’s concert in Edmonton shows the singer, whose real name is Marvin Lee Aday, falling on stage during his performance.
Meat Loaf has collapsed while performing onstage in Edmonton. Edmonton fire department confirmed, that they responded to a medical call at the Northern Jubilee Auditorium. Because the call was medical in nature, Alberta Health Service has since taken over. AHS confirmed that they did transport a patient from the Jubilee, to an Edmonton hospital but that no further details are available at this time. Meat Loaf’s agent and music manager did not immediately return messages.
This comes after the singer cancelled shows in Moose Jaw, Sask., and Calgary earlier in the week citing illness. Jamie Carriere has been a longtime fan of Meat Loaf, and was at the concert Thursday night. Carriere said that Meat Loaf was performing, I’d Do Anything For Love (But I Won’t Do That) when he suddenly collapsed. He fell he just fell,” said Carriere. “You could hear the microphone just hit the ground. I thought it was a joke, I didn’t know what was going on because, he was joking around throughout his set.” Munroe said that a crowd was at the back of the building, waited to see if Meat Loaf would walk out. We were sort of watching to see, if he was going to walk out the back door or be carried out or whatever, but they covered it up and backed the ambulance right up to the back,” said Munroe. “They were protecting his privacy very well.”
Carriere and Munroe said that the entire building was forced to leave, while fire trucks and ambulances arrived at the building. Carriere also said that people shouted words of encouragement, at the singer after he collapsed. “People were trying to cheer him on yelling, Come on Meat Loaf, but the atmosphere became no you shouldn’t be doing that right now, this is something serious.