Meat Loaf Collapses During Concert Due to "Severe Dehydration"
He was taken to a hospital Thursday night.
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Rock singer Meat Loaf collapsed onstage during a concert in Edmonton, Alberta on Thursday night due to "severe dehydration," he rep said Friday morning in a Facebook post.
He was taken to a hospital for treatment and is expected to be fully recover, according to the rep.
The 68-year-old had canceled two other concerts in recent days citing ill health.
A video of the performance at Edmonton's Jubilee Auditorium showed the singer dropping his microphone and falling to the floor. Musicians walked over to help, and the music eventually went silent.
Concertgoer Mikey McBryan says attendees were asked to vacate the arena.
A spokesman for Alberta Health Services said a patient was transported from the auditorium to a hospital, but the spokesman declined to identify the patient or provide an update on the person's condition for privacy reasons.
Meat Loaf, whose real name is Marvin Lee Aday, is best known for his 1977 album Bat Out of Hell.
See full statement below:
June 17, 7:40 a.m.: Updated with statement from rep on Meat Loaf's condition.