The singer known as Meat Loaf collapsed on stage Friday night in Edmonton, Canada, and was rushed to the hospital (video below).
Many in the audience thought it was part of the show. Some of them were clapping and chanting his name as he lay motionless on the stage, reports the Washington Post.
HIs representatives say that he is now in “stable and good condition,” according to the Daily Mail.
Born Michael Lee Aday in Dallas, Texas, the 68-year-old vocalist, movie star and reality television personality had canceled two shows just days before, citing ill health.
The heavy-set rock star is known for belting out his typically bombastic songs like an opera singer, and often wields a handkerchief onstage as a prop, wiping sweat from his brow as he performs.
Although dismissed by critics throughout most of his career, Meat Loaf has achieved extraordinary success. His 1978 album “Bat Out of Hell” is reportedly one of the best-selling records of all time.
He first came to the public’s attention in the stage and film version of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show,” a 1975 musical about a “sweet transvestite,” which has since gone on to be a cult classic.
He is best-known for the songs “Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad,” and “I’d Do Anything For Love,” the second of which earned him a Grammy award.
In recent years, he had a resurgence of fame as a result of his participation in Donald Trump’s reality television show, "The Apprentice."