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Meat Loaf is a multi-platinum musician, made famous for his rock opera, Bat Out of Hell. He's acted in cult-hit films, Rocky Horror Picture Show and Fight Club.
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Facing lawsuits, including one filed by Steinman, and poor money management, Meat Loaf filed for bankruptcy in 1983.
For the next several years Meat Loaf continued to churn out music, including albums like Bad Attitude (1985) and Blind Before I Stop (1986) to mixed results. But the hardworking singer continued to tour.
In 1993 Meat Loaf turned things around with Bat Out of Hell II, a monster hit that was the product of a renewed partnership with Jim Steinman. Anchored by the popular single "I'd Do Anything for You," the album went on to sell more than 15 million copies.
More tours and more albums followed, including Bat Out of Hell III (2006). In addition, Meat Loaf again showed his talents as an actor, with appearances in Wayne's World (1992) and Fight Club (1999).
In 2003 Meat Loaf suffered a health scare when he collapsed onstage in London. Doctors later diagnosed him with Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome, which causes an irregular heartbeat.
Meat Loaf made a full recovery. In 2010 he recorded his 11th studio album, Hang Cool Teddy Bear.
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