Meat Loaf collapsed on stage during a performance in Canada on Thursday night – days after cancelling a concert due to illness.
The Texas-born singer, born Michael Lee Aday, was in the middle of performing I’d Do Anything For Love at the Jubilee Auditorium in Edmonton when he suddenly hit the floor.
On Friday morning representatives said the 68-year-old star is ‘stable and in good condition’ in hospital after the collapse.
He has a rare heart condition and on Thursday night was caught on numerous videos posted on social media as he fell just before 9:40 pm and lay motionless on the stage.
The singer sufferers from Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome that causes an irregular heartbeat and has collapsed twice on stage before, in 2011 and 2003.
Some concertgoers noted how the star didn’t look well on the night and one even said he left the venue because he was so worried something bad might happen.
Jim Thibaudeau, who was in the front row for the concert, told the Global News: ‘Meat Loaf was having a great concert up to that point. It looked like he just got tired.’
Thibaudeau said first responders and even some people in the audience jumped the stage to try and help him.
‘They got him revived. He knew his name and where he was and he seemed to be OK,’ the fan added.
Meat Loaf had appeared to be struggling earlier in the performance, concertgoer Mikey McBryan, 33, said.
‘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.’
In one fan’s video of the collapse the music cuts off and a concertgoer is heard saying: ‘Is this really happening? Is this an act?’
‘The place is being evacuated,’ wrote Jamie Carriere on Facebook. ‘Ambulance here… very sad.’
Another video, taken from closer to the stage, appeared to show Meat Loaf crouching down before collapsing.
‘I was scared. I didn’t know what to think,’ said Sophia Shandalla, 17, a life-long fan who went to see the show with her family.
‘I didn’t know if it was real. All of the band stopped playing instantly,’ her shaken mother, Lotta Shandalla, told the the Edmonton Journal.
Edmonton Fire and Rescue confirmed to Global News that crews responded to a call at the concert venue Thursday night after Meat Loaf suffered what health officials called a ‘fainting episode.’
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 the person’s condition for privacy reasons.
The 68-year-old had canceled two other concerts in recent days – in Moose Jaw on Saturday and in Calgary on Tuesday – citing ill health.
This article originally appeared on the Daily Mail.