Meat Loaf is 'stable and in good condition' after stage collapse

Meat Loaf is reported to be “stable and in good condition” after collapsing during a concert in Edmonton, Canada, on Thursday night, his representatives have told CBS News.

Meanwhile, a statement released via the musician’s Facebook said his collapse was due to “severe dehydration”. It said:

He was admitted to a nearby hospital to undergo routine tests. His vital signs are stable and normal – he’s responsive and recovering well.

He extends his heartfelt thanks for everyone’s support and well wishes, and is expecting a speedy and full recovery.

Meat Loaf, who was born Marvin Lee Aday, was performing I Would Do Anything for Love (But I Won’t Do That) at the Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium when he fell to the floor. Video footage from the evening shows him falling and being attended to by his bandmates.

Police confirmed to the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation that its officers were called to respond to a medical emergency at the venue.

The Grammy award-winning singer had cancelled shows in Moose Jaw and Calgary earlier in the week due to illness. A representative for the artist has said that future concerts and rescheduled dates will be announced “at a later time”.

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