Meat Loaf 'recovering well' after collapsing on Edmonton stage

FILE PHOTO - Recording artist Meat Loaf poses for a portrait in New York, Wednesday, May 5, 2010. A publicist for Meat Loaf say the singer's vital signs are "stable and normal" after he collapsed near the end of a performance in Edmonton. Jeremy Westby with Webster Public Relations says in a news release that Meat Loaf is responsive and "recovering well" after being admitted to hospital on Thursday night.
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SINGER STILL SCHEDULED TO PERFORM IN PENTICTON

EDMONTON - A publicist for Meat Loaf say the singer's vital signs are "stable and normal" after he collapsed near the end of a performance in Edmonton.

Jeremy Westby with Webster Public Relations says in a news release that Meat Loaf is responsive and "recovering well" after being admitted to hospital on Thursday night.

Westby says the performer collapsed due to severe dehydration.

A video of the show at the Northern Jubilee Auditorium shows Meat Loaf bending over, then knocking over his microphone stand and falling to the floor.

Audience members said he had been singing his classic "I'd Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That)."

Westby says news on any Meat Loaf concerts that need to be postponed will be announced later.

"(Meat Loaf) extends his heartfelt thanks for everyone's support and well wishes, and is expecting a speedy and full recovery," Westby said in the release.

The singer recently cancelled concerts in Moose Jaw, Sask., and in Calgary, citing ill health.

According to his website, he is scheduled to perform Saturday in Cold Lake, Alta., then in Lethbridge, Alta., next Tuesday; Penticton, B.C., on Thursday; Victoria on June 25 and in Abbotsford, B.C., on June 28.

The Penticton show will be held at the South Okanagan Events Centre on June 23.

Meat Loaf has said he has asthma as well as a medical condition that causes an irregular heartbeat.


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