Dublin: 2 °C Thursday 20 January, 2022

9 reasons why we'll do anything for Meat Loaf, but we won't do that

Meat Loaf is coming to Dublin for the last time. THE LAST TIME PEOPLE!

MEAT LOAF IS coming to play in Dublin in May, and it’s probably your last chance to see him.

The singer has said that his ‘Last At Bat’ tour will be his swan song – he’ll play the O2 on 17 May, with tickets on sale on Friday 1 March.

Here are nine reasons why we will do anything for Meat Loaf, but we won’t do that…

1. He was in Fight Club, and his trousers fell down


2. He won’t stand for fat jokes

It would appear that Meat Loaf updates his own Facebook page, posting inspirational quotes, tour updates and comments on current affairs.

His latest status gives his thoughts on the Oscars.

Among them:

I thought Seth Macfarlane did a fantastic job last night at the Oscars… Bunch of crotchety old people(even the ones in there [sic] 20′s who wrote negative reviews) glad I don’t know them.
Adiele [sic] was very very very good , and Shirley Bassey killed it , How old is she ? It pissed me off . Women voices are lucky, their voices don’t change that much. Streisand is Streisand, WOW !!

And then:

Just My thoughts : Can’t wait for your’s : No fat jokes, Politics, or bad language , I will delete !!!!

3. He endorsed Mitt Romney, but wasn’t registered to vote

When Meat Loaf moved to Texas in 2012, he didn’t register to vote. Doh. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

4. He put a banana on his head and then became unwell


5. He bought those motherf****** sponges

Meat Loaf appeared on Celebrity Apprentice in 2011, and got into a row with Gary Busey, accusing the actor of stealing art supplies.


6. He’s met Prince Charles twice

1994, a polite meeting with a sparkly waistcoat (PA Archive/Press Association Images)

2003: “Hey, I remember you!” Note bonus Beyoncé appearance (PA Archive/Press Association Images)

7. He has nine lives

According to Meat Loaf’s Wikipedia (under a section entitled ‘Accidents and other Incidents’) he has survived:

  • A car crash
  • Being hit on the head during a shot put event
  • Jumping off a stage and breaking both his legs
  • Fainting on stage (twice)


8. A Bundoran Town Councillor took legal action against him

In July 2008 Meat Loaf pulled out of a concert he was supposed to perform in Bundoran in County Donegal, citing health and safety concerns.

He said he would go on stage the following night.

According to the Donegal Democrat newspaper Councillor Sean McEniff, who was then Chairman of Bundoran Town Council, said he was going to sue Meat Loaf because of remarks he had made.

At the concent Meat Loaf told the audience that he had “saved you f****** lives… this f****** tent would have fallen down all around you”.

9. He knows Dec from Ant and Dec

The lucky divil (Doug Peters/Doug Peters/EMPICS Entertainment)

Meat Loaf explodes on Celebrity Apprentice>

How did yelling goats in pop videos become a thing?

About the author:

Emer McLysaght

Read next: