Meat Loaf Collapses on London Stage

By | November 18, 2003 at 12:00 AM

Grammy-winning singer Meat Loaf, who collapsed on stage during a concert, is being treated for exhaustion brought on by a virus, hospital officials said Tuesday.

A spokesman for Mercury, the singer’s record company, said a second concert planned for Tuesday night at London’s Wembley Arena had been postponed.

Meat Loaf, 52, collapsed Monday on the first sellout date at the venue. A spokesman for North West London Hospitals said the pop star was in Northwick Park Hospital recovering “from exhaustion due to a prolonged viral infection.”

“Meat Loaf will be re-evaluated by doctors today and further information about his status will be made available,” the spokesman said.

Born Marvin Lee Aday, Meat Loaf made his name with theatrical stage productions and operatic songs, including “Paradise by the Dashboard Light,” “Two out of Three Ain’t Bad” and “Bat out of Hell.”

He won a Grammy Award for “I’d Do Anything for Love (But I Won’t Do That).” His films include “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” and “Fight Club.”

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