FORT WORTH, Texas — Meat Loaf has filed a lawsuit against a hotel at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport and organizers of a horror convention held there, blaming them for negligence when he fell from a stage while answering questions from convention goers last May.
The singer and actor, whose real name is Michael Lee Aday, and wife Deborah Lee Gillespie Aday filed the suit in a state district court in Fort Worth, Texas. The performer incurred severe neck, collarbone and shoulder injuries that have prevented him from performing since, according to the complaint. The 72-year-old Dallas native spent 42 days hospitalized after the fall and required him to undergo physical therapy.
The Hyatt Corp. issued a statement saying that its policy was not to comment on ongoing litigation. The convention organizer did not respond immediately to a message from The Associated Press.
Meat Loaf is best known for his role in the film "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" and his 1977 record album "Bat Out of Hell," which included the hit title song, as well as "Two Out of Three Ain't Bad" and "Paradise by the Dashboard Light."
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FILE - In this June 12, 2007, file photo, Rock star Meat Loaf appears on stage during the first concert of his tour through Germany in Hamburg, northern Germany. Meat Loaf made headlines when he collapsed on tour, something which surprised him more than the actual fall. That was June 2016 and the international interest still astounds him. In an interview with The Associated Press, Meat Loaf talked about the legacy of the “Bat” albums and what would happen if he did die on stage. (AP Photo/Kai-Uwe Knoth, File)
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From left, Voom HD Networks GM ,Greg Moyer, singer Meat Loaf and director Bruce David Klein attend the premiere for "Meat Loaf: In Search of Paradise" at the IFC Center, Wednesday, March 12, 2008 in New York. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini)
Singer Meat Loaf performs in support of Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney at the football stadium at Defiance High School in Defiance, Ohio, Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
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Singer Meat Loaf and wife Deborah Gillespie attend the premiere for "Meat Loaf: In Search of Paradise" at the IFC Center, Wednesday, March 12, 2008 in New York. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini)
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Rock star Meat Loaf is shown with his arm around Blondie lead singer Deborah Harry at the party for the premiere of the movie "Roadie, June 12, 1980 in New York. (AP Photo/G. Paul Burnett)
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Rock star Meat Loaf, left, and tennis star John McEnroe are seen during a tennis star, rock and roll celebrity pro-am and jam session at the Forest Hills Tennis Stadium in New York, Aug. 27, 1982. (AP Photo/Carlos Rene Perez)
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Rock star Meat Loaf is seen with his daughter Pearl Aday, left, and Lisa Ronson, daughter of British rock star Mick Ronson, in a New York coffee shop, June 7, 1979. Meat Loaf had just pitched thirteen scoreless innings of softball against a Broadway show league. (AP Photo)
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Rock star Meat Loaf is shown with Spanish singer Charo at the American Music Awards, Jan. 18, 1980 in Los Angeles. (AP Photo)
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Rock stars Chubby Checker, left, and Meat Loaf are seen together at the American Music Awards in Los Angeles, Jan. 26, 1987. (AP Photo/Lennox McLendon)
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Rock star Meat Loaf is given an award from the Guinness Book of World Records by TV hostess Anneka Rice in London, Feb. 17, 1987, for the longest running album in the charts, "Bat Out Of Hell," released in 1978. The album stayed in the Top 100 for 388 weeks, beating out the previous record-holder "The Sound Of Music" soundtrack by six weeks. (AP Photo/Press Association)
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Rock star Meat Loaf holds the Grammy for Best Rock Vocal Solo Performance at the 36th Annual Grammy Awards, March 1, 1994, at New York's Radio City Music Hall. (AP Photo/Mike Albans)
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Finalist Katharine McPhee performs with Meat Loaf during the season finale of American Idol on Wednesday, May 24, 2006 in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian)
Musician Meat Loaf, whose birth name is Marvin Lee Aday, appears at a news conference announcing the release of the album titled "Bat Out Of Hell lll: The Monster is Loose", Monday, July 31, 2006, in New York. The long-awaited third installment in the rock album series is to be released on Halloween this fall. (AP Photo/Stuart Ramson)
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** FILE **Rock star Michael Aday, left, popularly known as Meat Loaf listens to reporters questions during a press conference in Hong Kong in this Sept. 4, 2006 file photo. Steve Popovich, who started Cleveland International Records in 1977 and soon afterward signed a chubby singer named Marvin Lee Aday, or Meat Loaf, persuaded Epic Records to release the wildly successful album. In a 2-1 decision Wednesday, a panel of the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati upheld a federal jury's decision in 2005 awarding Popovich an extra $5 million in damages. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu, File)
Meat Loaf performs with Marion Raven, left, on the NBC "Today" television program in New York's Rockefeller Center, Friday Oct. 27, 2006. His new album "Bat Out of Hell III: The Monster is Loose," is scheduled for release Oct. 31, 2006. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
Meat Loaf, Marion Raven
Rock star Meat Loaf, right, appears on stage with singer Marion Raven during the first concert of his tour through Germany in Hamburg, northern Germany on Tuesday, June 12, 2007. (AP Photo/Kai-Uwe Knoth)
US-Rockstar Meat Loaf (Michael Lee Aday) performs on stage during his concert in Basle, Switzerland, Monday June 25, 2007 (AP Photo/Keystone/Patrick Straub)
Meat Loaf performs at a concert in New York's Madison Square Garden, Wednesday, July 18, 2007. (AP Photo/Andy Kropa)
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