Doncaster singer John Parr sends get well message to "old friend" Meat Loaf after Bat Out Of Hell star's collapse

John Parr and Meat Loaf performing Rock 'N' Roll Mercenaries. (Photo: YouTube).
John Parr and Meat Loaf performing Rock 'N' Roll Mercenaries. (Photo: YouTube).

Doncaster singer John Parr has sent a get well message to his "old friend" Meat Loaf after the Bat Out Of Hell star collapsed on stage.

The legendary rocker is "stable" after collapsing while he performed his hit song I'd Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That) at a show in Canada.

Now Sykehouse-based John, who worked with the star in the 1980s, has sent his best wishes to the singer who earlier this week cancelled shows due to illness.

The St Elmo's Fire star took to his Facebook page and wrote: "My old friend Meat Loaf is down but not out. He's a trooper and I send him my love and power for a full recovery!"

The pair teamed up for 1986 UK top 40 single Rock 'N' Roll Mercenaries, which climbed to number 31 in the charts.

However, the pair's friendship began some years earlier when Parr secured a publishing deal in the United States in 1983.

The singer, best known for his multi-million selling album Bat Out Of Hell, asked Parr to write some songs for his new album Bad Attitude, which was released in 1984.

Parr's own solo success came a year later in 1985 when St Elmo's Fire (Man In Motion) became a global smash.

Video footage from Thursday's concert in Edmonton shows Meat Loaf whose real name is Marvin Lee Aday, falling on stage during his performance.

The 68-year-old is one of rock's most successful recording artists, with hits including Dead Ringer For Love and Paradise By The Dashboard Light.

A spokesman for Alberta Health Services said a patient had been transported from the auditorium to a hospital.

The singer's album Bat Out of Hell has sold more than 43 million copies worldwide and continues to sell an estimated 200,000 copies annually nearly 40 years after it was released.