EDMONTON, Alberta (CelebrityAccess) — A representative for Meat Loaf said that the singer's on-stage collapse during a concert in Edmonton, Alberta, was due to "severe dehydration."
"He was admitted to a nearby hospital to undergo routine tests. His vital signs are stable and normal — he's responsive and recovering well," the singer's representative Jeremy Westby said in a statement to ABC News.
Meat Loaf's collapse was captured in a variety of concert videos posted to social media after the incident. In the videos, Meat Loaf, whose real name is Marvin Lee Aday, is in the middle of a performance of "I Would Do Anything For Love" when he can be seen to collapse on stage.
After he collapsed, the curtain came down and the auditorium was evacuated.
He has had two similar instances in the past, collapsing on stage during a concert in London in 2003, an incident he attributed to a virus. More recently, he suffered an on-stage collapse at Pittsburgh's Trib Amphitheater in 2011, but managed to recover enough to complete the show.
According to the Associated Press, Meat Loaf suffers from asthma and a medical condition that causes an irregular heartbeat. – Staff Writers