A poorly Meatloaf pulls out of Loose Women moments after TV viewers saw him balancing a banana on his head

A poorly Meat Loaf pulls out of Loose Women moments after TV viewers saw him balancing a banana on his head

Meat Loaf pulled out of a live TV show yesterday after he took ill just moments after viewers saw him balancing a banana on his head.

The Bat Out Of Hell singer – currently promoting his latest release – was dancing for the cameras as he awaited his slot on ITV1's Loose Women.

But later in the show, presenter Andrea McLean had to explain to viewers that the 64-year-old was no longer able to appear.

You look fine! Meat Loaf pulled out of Loose Women just moments after viewers saw him balancing a banana on his head

You look fine! Meat Loaf pulled out of Loose Women just moments after viewers saw him balancing a banana on his head

She said: 'A little bit of sad news – I'm afraid Meat Loaf has taken unwell so he's
unable to join us for the end of the show… Meat Loaf, I hope you feel
better soon.'

A spokeswoman for the show was unable to give details of his condition.

Poorly: The Bat Out of Hell singer has previously fainted on stage

Poorly: The Bat Out of Hell singer has previously fainted on stage

He was later seen being helped to a waiting car as he left the ITV studios.

It is not the first time the American has been taken ill during a public appearance.

Last year, Meat Loaf – real name Marvin Lee Aday – collapsed during a concert.

This way: Meat Loaf was helped to a waiting car as he left the ITV studios

This way: Meat Loaf was helped to a waiting car as he left the ITV studios

Feeling poorly: The 64-year-old leaves the studio

Feeling poorly: The 64-year-old leaves the studio

And, when collecting a prize at the Q Awards in London in 2009, he appeared disorientated, which was later put down to an attack of vertigo.

Following the incidents, the rocker told fans: 'I f***** fainted. I have asthma… I can't breathe.'

On Monday, the star appeared on BBC's The One Show, saying: 'My brain's a little mush.'

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