Meatloaf fans are beyond concerned after the rocker appeared on a UK morning show slurring his words. The “I Would Do Anything For Love,” singer underwent surgery on his back 5 weeks ago after complaining of pain from a trapped nerve.
Meat Loaf, 69, whose real name is Marvin Lee Aday, appeared to have difficulty finding and saying his words during his interview on the This Morning show, sparking concern he may have had a secret stroke.
“Right now it’s really hard, I had spinal fusion surgery five weeks ago,” he told reporters after winning the Q Hero gong for his work on the musical. The rocker was on the ITV chat show to talk about the new Bat Out Of Hell musical set to open in London’s West End next summer, but viewers watched as he struggled to find words and seemed frail. “I didn’t know I had to have it until we started the operation. I went in there to get rid of a cyst that was pinching nerves and the doctor saw something so it was an emergency.” Earlier this year, Meatloaf collapsed while on stage at his own concert. h/t mirror
Some fans voiced their concern on Twitter:
Age & ill health can catch up with the best of us,of course Meatloaf isn’t gonna b how we remember him.Cut him sum slack peeps. #thismorning
@thismorning so good to see meatloaf up and about. Is he OK though? Speech is a little slow… Sounds like he’s had a stroke??
#Meatloaf on #ThisMorning looks like he’s had some kind of stroke, bravely carrying on
So good to see Meatloaf on TV. He looks so frail though. #ThisMorning