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Meat Loaf on vocal cord injury: 'I was spitting blood every night'

Iconic rocker Meat Loaf has confessed that he can't believe people have been so hostile towards him because he has been incredibly tough and managed to continue performing through a vocal haemorrhage.

During a new revealing interview with Billboard magazine, the star explained that he was criticised for his vocal ability during the difficult time whereas British songstress Adele cancelled a tour after suffering the same problem and was applauded for putting her health first:

"Yeah, when you're 26, your voice has a certain timbre. When you're 68, your voice no longer has that timbre. I've had three vocal surgeries now, and three sinus surgeries. Adele cancelled a tour with a haemorrhaging vocal cord, I did a tour in Australia with a haemorrhaging vocal cord. I was spitting blood every night on stage."

"And I've got nothing but grief and major hostility. I gave those people everything I had and more. I had flown 44 people to Australia, we're all sitting there. Insurance wouldn't cover the band and everybody going back, so I just said, 'OK, let's go.' In New Zealand at the last show, I was warming up, and it was like you're slicing a vegetable and you cut your finger really bad and it's bleeding everywhere, that's how blood was coming out of my throat. It was just running out of my throat."

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