Meat Loaf sent Adele a message in 2012 after her vocal cord injury

  • Meat Loaf, whose death was announced Thursday, told the Daily Mail in 2012 that he contacted Adele about her vocal cord injury.
  • Adele underwent surgery in 2011 to remove a bleeding polyp on her vocal cords.
  • Meat Loaf toured Australia in 2011 with a bleeding vocal cord, he told Billboard.

Meat Loaf once sent an encouraging message to Adele after the singer damaged her vocal cords and had to undergo surgery in 2012.

The death of the singer and actor, whose real name was Michael Lee Aday, at the age of 74 was announced Thursday night. Known for his best-selling album “Bat Out of Hell” and for appearing in films such as “Fight Club” and “The Rocky Horror Picture Show”, he died with his family around him, according to a statement posted on his Facebook page on Thursday night.

Meat Loaf told the Daily Mail in 2012 that he had sent an encouraging message to Adele regarding an injury they had both suffered, a vocal cord hemorrhage. In 2011, the “Rolling in the Deep” singer underwent surgery to remove a bleeding polyp on her vocal cords, CBS News reported.

“My problems were similar to Adeles’s,” Meat Loaf told the Daily Mail. “I actually sent her a message that every singer understood what she was going through.”

Adele’s operation in 2011 was successful, but in 2017 the singer had to cancel the last two shows on her tour at Wembley Stadium in London due to a vocal cord injury.

Meat Loaf suffered a similar injury and told the Daily Mail he had rejected doctors who had warned him to perform during an Australia tour in 2011 because of the injury. In 2015, he told Billboard that he had done the tour with a bleeding vocal cord and “spat blood every night on stage.”

Still, Meat Loaf ended the tour and completed his 2011 album “Hell in a Handbasket” on the road, which was first released in Australia and New Zealand and later released globally in 2012.

At the time of his death, he had a TV show and new music on the way, Insider reported. The singer worked on a reality competition show about relationships named after his single “I’d Do Anything For Love (But I Won’t Do That),” as well as an EP with four songs.

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