Trivia / Meat Loaf

  • Actor Allusion: He once guest-starred in an episode of House playing a guy named Eddie.
  • Fatal Method Acting: Several close aversions. His weight and improper singing techniques are infamously non-condisive to his bombastic performing style, which puts enormous strain on his heart. During one concert, he had to be rushed to the hospital after a particularly brutal performance of "I Would Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That)" which caused his heart rate to skyrocket to nearly 300 BPM! On another tour, he'd have an oxygen mask hidden backstage to be used whenever he felt lightheaded.
  • Never Learned to Read: Despite his theatrical singing style, he's never had a singing lesson in his life. It's taken it's tole on him in recent years.
  • One of Us: He's a self-admitted theater/musical geek. It shows.

  • Michael Bay directed the music videos for the singles from Bat Out of Hell II.
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