Meat Loaf cancels tour
- Bang Showbiz
- 7 May 2015
Meat Loaf has cancelled all of his summer 2015 tour dates and some venues he was booked to perform at have been told he won't be able to take to the stage due to health problems
Meat Loaf is believed to have cancelled his 2015 summer tour due to health issues.
The 'Bat Out Of Hell' hitmaker has removed all the scheduled dates from his website (meatloaf.net) and several venues he was due to be performing at have been informed the concerts are off, including the Illinois State Fair in Springfield and the RiverEdge Park in Aurora.
Jim Jarvis, speaking for RiverEdge Park, told the Chicago Tribune newspaper: "We're obviously disappointed. Meat Loaf is a great entertainer and he's played an important part in rock history over the past 30 years. One of these days, we hope to get him to RiverEdge Park."
There has been no official statement on the status of the tour from Meat Loaf or his representatives yet.
The 64-year-old singer has endured numerous medical problems over the last several years including asthma and Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome, a rare disorder which affects the electrical system of the heart.
Meat Loaf has been known to faint on stage, throw up after gigs and has also undergone knee replacement surgery.
Previously speaking about his stage black outs, Meat Loaf revealed he suffers from "equilibrium" issues caused by multiple concussions.
He said: "I've had 18 concussions and for the last three or four years they've been flaring up. After 18 concussions I knew something had to come around, sometime. My equilibrium is off. The last few years I kind of get on stage, I will wobble a bit and stumble, and you see them (the audience) right out there (saying), 'He was drunk up there!' No, I wasn't. They just assume because they've heard (of) so many rock stars are drunk on stage so I was (sic)."
The iconic rocker is set to release new album 'Braver Than We Are' this autumn.