Meat loaf

Meat Loaf has issued a health update following his collapse on stage during a gig in Canada earlier this year.

The US singer – real name Marvin Lee Aday – was playing a concert in Edmonton, Alberta on June 16 when the incident occurred.
Appearing at last night’s Q Awards in London, where he picked up the Hero Award, Meat 
 Loaf revealed to Press Association that he had emergency back surgery last month and was still “in pain” following the operation.

“I’m just ready to sit down because four weeks ago I had spinal fusion,” he said. “There was a cyst which was pinching nerves so I had emergency back surgery.”

Accepting his award on the night, Meat Loaf told the crowd: “You brought tears to my eyes – thank you very much. A hero, let’s think about that word for second. I know we all have heroes but a hero is somebody who does something good for everybody every day. 

Whether it’s to open a door for somebody, whether it’s saying thank you or you’re welcome, to help the less fortunate, to do whatever you can to bring love back into this world. Because we need it folks, we need it.”

Meat Loaf previously revealed that he was on a new diet and fitness regime following his collapse.