Engelke/ullstein bild via Getty ImagesMeat Loaf collapsed onstage during his concert at the Northern Jubilee Auditorium in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada on Thursday.

The 68-year-old singer, whose birth name is Michael Lee Aday, was performing his 1993 hit, “I Would Do Anything for Love (But I Won’t Do That),” as an encore when he collapsed, a fan at the concert tells CBC News.

“He fell…he just fell,” recalls Jamie Carriere. “You could hear the microphone just hit the ground.”

“I thought it was a joke,” Carriere continues. “I didn’t know what was going on because he was joking around throughout his set.”

Fans were forced to leave the auditorium while fire trucks and ambulances arrived at the building, according to Carriere.

“People were trying to cheer him on yelling ‘Come on Meat Loaf,'” Carriere notes, “but the atmosphere became ‘no you shouldn’t be doing that right now, this is something serious.'”

Carriere caught the incident on video and posted it to Facebook.

Meat Loaf cancelled a couple of Canadian dates earlier in the week due to illness.

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