Meat Loaf's touching message to Adele during health struggle: 'I understand'

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Meat Loaf's touching message to Adele during health struggle: 'I understand'

Meat Loaf, whose Bat Out of Hell album is one of the best-selling of all time, has died aged 74. The news was confirmed by his family on his Facebo

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Meat Loaf, whose Bat Out of Hell album is one of the best-selling of all time, has died aged 74. The news was confirmed by his family on his Facebook page. A message from them read: “Our hearts are broken to announce that the incomparable Meat Loaf passed away tonight with his wife Deborah by his side.

“Daughters Pearl and Amanda and close friends have been with him throughout the last 24 hours.”

The musician, born Marvin Lee Aday, had his wife by his side when he passed away on January 20.

Aday had had a long and tumultuous career in the world of rock and roll.

In addition to his countless tours and festival appearances, he appeared in over 50 movies and television shows, sometimes as himself or as characters resembling his stage persona.

In 2003, he collapsed on stage in London and was hospitalised.

At the time, a spokesman said he “collapsed from exhaustion due to a prolonged viral infection. It is not life-threatening.”

He attempted to perform another song, but on advice from paramedics was taken to nearby Northwick Park Hospital.

During surgery, doctors diagnosed him with Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome, an extra electrical pathway between the heart’s upper and lower chambers resulting in a rapid heartbeat.

He later bounced back, but not before suffering from a swollen vocal cord and protruding blood vessels.

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“I actually sent her a message saying that every singer understood what she was going through.”

In order to repair her injury, Adele underwent an incredibly delicate, high-risk medical intervention, vocal cord microsurgery, going on to suffer a similar injury six years later in 2017.

Meat Loaf did not only go on to finish his tour, but also found time to complete a new album on the road, ‘Hell In A Handbasket’.

He explained: “We did songs in hotel rooms and at my place back in California.

“I had to move all my old stage clothes and my wife’s Christmas presents to make room for the band.”

Meanwhile, a statement from his family read: “We know how much he meant to so many of you and we truly appreciate all of the love and support as we move through this time of grief in losing such an inspiring artist and beautiful man.

“From his heart to your souls … don’t ever stop rocking.”

Alongside his hit Bat Out Of Hell trilogy, the Dallas-born singer also managed to earn himself a Grammy Award with his 1993 hit, ‘I’d Do Anything For Love (But I Won’t Do That)’, which reached number one.

Prior to that he played the role of Eddie in the 1975 musical film The Rocky Horror Picture Show.

Bat Out Of Hell ‒ which remains one of the top 10 best-selling albums of all-time ‒ was also adapted as a stage musical, written by long-time collaborator Jim Steinman.



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