One of the most beloved singer/songwriters from the golden age of rock ha sustained a serious injury after falling off a stage in Texas.
According to multiple sources, Meat Loaf, whose real name is Michael Lee Aday, took a bad fall from the elevated stage where he was appearing at a ‘2019 Frightmare Weekend’ promotional event in Grapevine, Texas.
“As he was making his way across the stage, he reportedly got his feet tangled in some wires that were bundled on the ground.”
According to TMZ, “He suddenly lost his balance and started tumbling. You could see the shock and horror on his face, immediately.”
IN spite of his efforts to break his fall, the 71-year-old tumbled all the way to the ground.
“Meat Loaf tried to save himself, but eventually went down sideways and completely off the back of the stage, through a curtain.”
Always the professional, Aday reportedly tried to continue with the event, despite obviously being injured.
“According to eyewitness, Meat Loaf refused to hand the mic over before thanking his fans -- and ‘Frightmare’ staffers offered refunds for those who had paid for a photo op.”
The aging rocker was transported to a local hospital. Initial reports indicate that the legendary singer suffers at least a broken color bone.
No further details were released at the time.
Meat Loaf has suffered more than his share of mishaps in the past.
Most notable was the widely publicized time in 2003 when the energetic rocker famously fainted while performing his signature hit, “I’d Do Anything For Love.”
Aday was hospitalized after that event and was released shortly thereafter.
We’re sorry to hear about the beloved singer’s latest injury and pray that he has a quick and complete recovery.