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Stroke Fears For Meat Loaf: Rocker Slurring Words As Face Droops

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Feb. 25 2019, Updated 11:48 a.m. ET

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Frail and hunched over in pain, Meat Loaf uses a cane and wheelchair to get around — and now RadarOnline.com learned exclusively fans fear the crippled rock legend is “dying in agony” after a secret stroke!

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At a London celebrity convention last month — where Meat Loaf charged $150 for an autograph and a photo — the Bat Out of Hell singer arrived in a motorized cart and used a walking stick to hobble around the event.

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Bent like an old man, the 70-year-old star told fans “he was trying to put a brave face on his pain,” says a source.

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“He has lost loads of weight and looks like a shadow of his former self. He ­admitted he was slowly dying in agony.”

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An eyewitness noted the right side of Meat Loaf’s face looked “fallen” and droopy. His speech was slurred — leading some fans to wonder if he’d suffered a stroke.

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Born Marvin Lee Aday, the once brawny five-foot-ten musician used to crush the scales at 310 pounds. He claims he’s suffered 18 concussions and cheated death countless times — including surviving a heart attack, vocal cysts and even plane and car crashes.

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At the London event, Meat Loaf assured spectators he’d “never quit,” adding “nothing has ever put me down.”

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But one fan fears the end is near for the “withered” star, who “leans on a walking stick like a pensioner. He hasn’t long left on this Earth.” We pay for juicy info! Do you have a story for RadarOnline.com? Email us at tips@radaronline.com, or call us at (866) ON-RADAR (667-2327) any time, day or night.

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