Meat Loaf Sues Hotel, Blaming Negligence for Disabling Fall

Gilbert Carrasquillo/FilmMagic
Meatloaf

The performer incurred severe neck, collarbone and shoulder injuries that have prevented him from performing since, according to the complaint.

Meat Loaf has filed a lawsuit against a hotel at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport and organizers of a horror convention held there, blaming them for negligence when he fell from a stage while answering questions from convention goers last May.

The singer and actor, whose real name is Michael Lee Aday, and wife Deborah Lee Gillespie Aday filed the suit Monday in a state district court in Fort Worth, Texas, against the Hyatt Corp. and Texas Frightmare Weekend LLC. The lawsuit alleges the defendants hung curtains at the back edge of the stage at the Hyatt Regency DFW hotel that hid where the stage ended, creating a "hidden hazard."

The performer incurred severe neck, collarbone and shoulder injuries that have prevented him from performing since, according to the complaint. The 72-year-old Dallas native spent 42 days hospitalized after the fall and required him to undergo physical therapy.

Representatives of the hotel and convention did not respond immediately to inquiries by the Associated Press.

Meat Loaf is best known for his role in the film The Rocky Horror Picture Show and his 1977 record album Bat Out of Hell, which included the hit songs “Two Out of Three Ain't Bad” and “Paradise by the Dashboard Light.”