Singer Meat Loaf Released From Hospital This Morning

PHOTO: Meat Loaf, Singer, Rock, USA, performs April 28, 2013, in Berlin, Germany, at O2 World. Playullstein bild/Getty Images
WATCH Singer Meatloaf Collapses While Performing on Stage

A representative for Meat Loaf said the singer collapsed on stage Thursday while performing in Edmonton, Alberta, because of "severe dehydration."

"He was admitted to a nearby hospital to undergo routine tests. His vital signs are stable and normal — he's responsive and recovering well," the singer's representative Jeremy Westby said in a statement. He was released from the hospital early this morning.

He continued, "He extends his heartfelt thanks for everyone's support and well wishes, and is expecting a speedy and full recovery."

Police in Edmonton confirmed early Friday morning that they responded to a medical call at Northern Jubilee Auditorium.

An AHS spokesman confirmed to ABC News, "AHS EMS transported a patient from Jubilee Auditorium to an Edmonton Hospital earlier tonight."

Canadian broadcaster CBC cited a concert-goer who said that the 68-year-old singer was performing "I Would Do Anything For Love" from the 1993 album as an encore when he suddenly collapsed. In various videos posted to social media by concert-goers, Meat Loaf is seen dropping his microphone and falling to the floor. Other musicians went to his side, and the music stopped.

After Meat Loaf collapsed and was attended to, a black curtain was drawn between the crowd and the audience.

The auditorium was evacuated, as fire trucks and ambulances arrived.

Meat Loaf -- whose birth name is Marvin Lee Aday -- also cancelled two upcoming shows in Canada within the past week, citing ill health.

According to The Associated Press, the singer has said he suffers from asthma and from a medical condition that causes an irregular heartbeat.

Below, video of the Dallas-born singer performing earlier in the evening, prior to collapsing.

ABC News' Rachel Katz, Henderson Hewes, Dominick Prato, William Gretsky, and Hallie Eisenpress contributed to this report.

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