Meat Loaf is one of the most successful recording artists of all time. Gettyimages

Meat Loaf collapses on stage in Canada

BBC News : S 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.

Earlier in the week he had cancelled shows in Moose Jaw and Calgary, saying he was ill.

The 68-year-old is one of the most successful recording artists of all time with hits including Bat Out of Hell.

He was performing another hit, I’d Do Anything for Love (But I Won’t Do That), when he dropped his microphone and fell to the floor, video footage showed.

Musicians went to his side to help and the music stopped.

A spokesman for Alberta Health Services said a patient had been transported from the auditorium to a hospital.

Fans said they initially believed his collapse could have been a planned part of his performance, the Edmonton Journal newspaper reported.

The Northern Jubilee Auditorium in Edmonton was cleared shortly afterwards and ambulances were seen outside the venue, the newspaper said.

Meat Loaf’s album Bat Out of Hell has sold more than 43 million copies worldwide and continues to sell an estimated 200,000 copies annually nearly 40 years after it was released.

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