Meat Loaf was ‘in poor health’ with COVID days earlier than his dying: report


Rock legend Meat Loaf was “significantly in poor health” with COVID-19 simply days earlier than his dying Thursday, in keeping with a report.

Sources informed TMZ that the 74-year-old “Bat Out of Hell” star was as a consequence of attend a enterprise dinner earlier this week for a present he’s engaged on based mostly on his traditional hit, “I’d Do Something for Love.”

However he canceled as a result of he was significantly in poor health with COVID-19, together with his situation quickly turning into essential, the outlet’s sources stated.

Meat Loaf is pictured at his final public look in October.

The singer and actor, actual title Michael Lee Aday, had been outspoken about COVID, particularly railing towards vaccine mandates, the outlet stated.

In Could, he posted a clip of Eric Clapton and Van Morrison’s anti-lockdown track, “Stand & Ship,” writing, “Pay attention and Be taught.”

It was not clear if he had been vaccinated. Reps for the star didn’t instantly return requests for remark early Friday.

No reason behind dying was given within the announcement of his dying on his official Fb web page. 

“Our hearts are damaged to announce that the incomparable Meat Loaf handed away tonight together with his spouse Deborah by his aspect,” the put up stated. 

“Daughters Pearl and Amanda and shut mates have been with him all through the final 24 hours.”

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Meat Loaf pictured acting on stage in the course of the Bat Out Of Hell Tour, in March 1978.
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Early within the pandemic, the star wrote that “all of us want to return collectively to battle the outbreak of this lethal virus.”

“So, please know methods to shield your self and others round you. It will be important that each one of us comply with the recommendation given to us from all our medical communities. Everyone seems to be in danger!” he wrote on the time.

However since then, most of his posts have been about the proper to “carry on rockin’ within the free world,” quoting the Neil Younger track.

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Meat Loaf had railed towards vaccine mandates.
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Meat Loaf has had quite a few well being scares through the years, surviving so many accidents he as soon as joked that he was a “cat with 48 lives,” The Solar stated.

In November, he informed followers that he “harm my again” and “have now had four again surgical procedures” over latest years.

“The again surgical procedures harm the whole lot,” he stated of his absence from the highlight. “Not a slight again ache. Ache that might deliver you to your knees … I couldn’t stroll get in or away from bed with out assist. Might do nothing!!!!!”

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He had reportedly canceled a enterprise dinner earlier this week as a consequence of his sickness.
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He stated that he now has “13 screws holding on a metallic plate or plates in half my again. I inform ALL OF YOU, again surgical procedure is the very last thing you need to go for. Attempt the rest,” he wrote.

He sounded extra optimistic by the top of November, asserting hopes that his deliberate “TV present will begin up in March” — the final put up on his web page earlier than the official announcement of his dying.

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