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US singer Marvin Lee Aday, aka Meat Loaf, performs on stage in Zwolle, on May 11, 2013. Courtesy: Ferdy Damman/AFP/Getty Images

(CNN) — Rock singer Meat Loaf collapsed on stage during a performance in Edmonton, Alberta, according to CNN partner CBC.

The 68-year old, whose real name is Marvin Lee Aday, had postponed a Calgary show earlier in the week “due to illness” said Meat Loaf’s Facebook page.

Several social media videos show the singer falling down during his Grammy Award winning song “I’d Do Anything for Love” at the Northern Jubilee Auditorium Thursday night.

On the videos, Meat Loaf’s microphone thuds on stage, he collapses forward, puts his hands down and then rolls over. Fellow musicians and stage hands rush to his side. The song then abruptly stops. Some fans were confused at first.

Lindsay Sundmark told the Edmonton Journal newspaper that fans “weren’t sure whether it was part of the act or it was something real.” Britt Brewer said “it looked like he was just being theatrical.”

CBC reports that the Alberta Health Services confirmed they transported a patient to an Edmonton hospital from the concert, but did not identify the person.

CNN has reached out to Meat Loaf’s representatives, but has not received a comment.

Meat Loaf’s two biggest albums 1977’s “Bat out of Hell” and the 1993 follow up “Bat out of Hell II: Back into Hell” produced numerous hit singles including “Paradise by the Dashboard Light,” “Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad” and “I’ll Do Anything for Love (But I Won’t Do That).”

Meat Loaf has also appeared in several films and television shows.

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1 Comment

  • Andrew

    68 years old, asthma, known heart condition, and a history of obesity. Not a conducive checklist for engaging in performances like he gives on a long term basis. I’ve been to his concerts, and if nothing else he is an amazing performer. He holds back nothing and has always put more into it physically than you think a person should or even could. Frankly, it is amazing that it has not happened more often.