Meat Loaf released from hospital after collapsing on Edmonton stage
Published Friday, June 17, 2016 2:13AM EDT
Last Updated Friday, June 17, 2016 4:01PM EDT
The singer Meat Loaf has been discharged from an Alberta hospital after he collapsed during a concert in Edmonton Thursday night.
A spokesperson confirmed to CTV Edmonton that the singer was released from hospital sometime Friday morning.
A publicist for the Meat Loaf previously said the 68-year-old artist was “recovering well” after he collapsed on stage due to severe dehydration.
Video of the incident shows Meat Loaf bending over and falling on stage, knocking over his microphone in the process. He had been in the midst of singing “I'd Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That)," according to audience members.
"(Meat Loaf) extends his heartfelt thanks for everyone's support and well wishes, and is expecting a speedy and full recovery," said the singer’s publicist, Jeremy Westby, in a news release Friday.
"Thank you for your support and understanding."
Ill health recently forced Meat Loaf to cancel two other shows: one in Moose Jaw, Sask. and another in Calgary.
Meat Loaf is likely best known for his 1977 album “Bat Out of Hell” and his distinctive brand of dramatic rock.
It’s unclear if future concerts will be cancelled or postponed. According to Meat Loaf’s 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.
His publicist said announcements regarding upcoming shows will be made later.
With files from The Associated Press and The Canadian Press