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Singer Meat Loaf collapses on stage in Canada

Meatloaf collapsed during a concert in Canada
Suzanne McGonagle and PA

ROCK star Meat Loaf is recovering in hospital after collapsing on stage in Canada.

The grammy-award winning singer dropped his microphone and dropped to the floor amid a performance of his classic I'd Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That) during his concert in Edmonton, Alberta.

Musicians went to his side to help and the music eventually stopped.

The 68-year-old's condition remains unknown.

A spokesman for Alberta Health Services said a patient was transported from the auditorium to a hospital, but the spokesman declined to identify the patient or provide an update on their condition for privacy reasons.

Concert-goer Mikey McBryan said the audience was asked to vacate the arena.

He also said that Meat Loaf had appeared to be struggling earlier in the performance.

"It was him forgetting words, he wasn't on cue, but it was forgiveable," he said. "We're all loving it and going crazy, and then it just took a turn for the worst."

He has collapsed on stage before. In 2011, medics rushed to his aid during a concert in Pittsburgh but he got up and finished the show

In 2003, he collapsed at Wembley Arena in London and was admitted to hospital.

The singer said he suffers from asthma and from a medical condition which causes an irregular heartbeat.

The singer had cancelled two other concerts in recent days - in Regina on Saturday and in Calgary on Tuesday - citing ill-health.

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