Meat Loaf Is 'Responsive and Recovering Well' After Collapsing Mid-Show at Canadian Concert
Meat Loaf had canceled shows in Moose Jaw and Calgary earlier in the week citing illness
Meat Loaf is on the mend after collapsing during his Thursday show.
“Meat Loaf collapsed Thursday night due to severe dehydration near the end of his concert at the Northern Jubilee Auditorium in Edmonton, Alberta Canada,” his rep tells PEOPLE in a statement also posted to his Facebook page. “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 statement continues, “He extends his heartfelt thanks for everyone’s support and well wishes, and is expecting a speedy and full recovery. Any concert postponements / rescheduled dates will be announced at a later time. Thank you for your support and understanding.”
In a Facebook video uploaded by a fan at the concert, the 68-year-old singer is seen falling to the ground while singing his hit “I’d Do Anything for Love” at the Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium.
Edmonton police confirmed to CBC News that they responded to a medical call at the venue.
A concertgoer, who uploaded footage of Meat Loaf’s collapse on Facebook, wrote, “Omg he’s unconscious!”
The Grammy winner canceled shows in Moose Jaw and Calgary earlier in the week citing illness, according to his official Facebook page.
Meat Loaf had been touring across Canada all throughout May. A rep for the singer could not be immediately reached for comment.
•Reporting by SARAH MICHAUD