Meat Loaf is suing a hotel and organizers of a horror convention after falling from a stage during a question and answer session in Texas, US media report.
The 72-year-old Bat Out Of Hell singer, whose real name is Marvin Lee Aday, suffered serious neck, collarbone and shoulder injuries that prevented him from acting since the incident in Dallas in May 2019, according to the complaint.
He is accusing the Hyatt hotel chain and the Texas Frightmare Weekend of negligence for a “hidden danger” that, according to him, led him to spend 42 days in the hospital and undergo physiotherapy.
Together with his wife, Deborah Lee Gillespie Aday, the star filed the lawsuit in a state district court in Fort Worth, Texas, on Monday.
He alleges that the defendants hung curtains at the back of the Hyatt Regency Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport hotel.
They hid where the stage ended, creating a “hidden danger,” he says.
The performer, who is from Dallas, is known for his 1977 album Bat Out Of Hell that included the title song, as well as You Took The Words Right Out Of My Mouth, Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad and Paradise By The Light board.
His powerful 1993 ballad would do anything for love (but I won’t do that) topped everyone’s charts, and also starred in The Rocky Horror Picture Show in 1975 and Fight Club in 1999.
Hotel and convention representatives did not immediately respond to requests for comment, reports the news agency The Associated Press.