Meat Loaf ‘Grabbed Prince Andrew After The Duke ‘Tried To Push The Singer Into A Moat’ When He Thought Fergie Was Flirting With Him On It’s A Royal Knockout In 1987 and Said “I Don’t Give a Shit Who You Are”

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Meat Loaf 'Grabbed Prince Andrew After The Duke 'Tried To Push The Singer Into A Moat' When He Thought Fergie Was Flirting With Him On It's A Royal Knockout In 1987 and Said “I Don't Give a Shit Who You Are''

The late American singer Meat Loaf claimed he once grabbed Prince Andrew and screamed ‘I don’t give a shit who you
are’ after the two were reportedly involved in a brawl over 
Sarah Ferguson.

The Bat Out Of Hell star said the Duke of York tried pushing him
into a moat while they were filming for the one-off charity event It’s a Royal
Knockout in Staffordshire in 1987.

He told the Guardian he grabbed the royal, who allegedly warned the
singer about flirting with his then-wife Sarah Ferguson and told him: ‘You
can’t touch me. I’m royal’. 

It’s among the more memorable tales of the American’s colourful life,
alongside previous claims that he once gave serial killer Charles Manson a
lift and that his car was used by the American secret service during JFK’s
assassination in 1963.    

Meat Loaf 'Grabbed Prince Andrew After The Duke 'Tried To Push The Singer Into A Moat' When He Thought Fergie Was Flirting With Him On It's A Royal Knockout In 1987 and Said “I Don't Give a Shit Who You Are''

The Duke of York is pictured taking part in the one-off charity special It’s a Royal Knockout in 1987

The singer, whose real name was Marvin Lee Aday, died at the age of 74
after selling more than a 100million albums worldwide and starring in 65 movies,
his family announced today.

Among those paying tribute to Meat Loaf today were singer Cher, who said
she had ‘so much fun’ when she worked with him, and composer Andrew Lloyd
Webber who said the ‘vaults of heaven will be ringing with rock’. 

Meat Loaf would later claim that shove sparked the ire of The Queen, who
‘hated him’ after his confrontation with her son Prince Andrew in 1987.

Meat insisted he ‘had a great time’ filming with members of The Firm for
It’s a Royal Knockout in a 2003 interview with the Guardian.

He added: “Fergie wasn’t exactly flirting with me, but she was paying
attention to me, and I think Andrew got a little – I could be wrong, I’m just
reading into this – I think he got a little jealous. Anyway, he tried to push
me in the water. He tried to push me in the moat.

“So I turned around and I grabbed him and he goes, ‘You can’t touch me.
I’m royal’. I said: Well you tried to push me in the moat, Jack, I don’t give a
shit who you are, you’re going in the moat.”

The tale remerged today as news of the power Ballard icon’s passing
sparked thousands of tributes across the globe. Meat Loaf had an
extraordinary career over six decades with the Bat Out Of Hell trilogy among
his most popular musical offerings.

Meat Loaf 'Grabbed Prince Andrew After The Duke 'Tried To Push The Singer Into A Moat' When He Thought Fergie Was Flirting With Him On It's A Royal Knockout In 1987 and Said “I Don't Give a Shit Who You Are''

Meat Loaf performs in Las Vegas in October 2013. The American singer has died at the age of 74, his family said today

His hits included the near ten-minute title track from Bat Out Of Hell,
Paradise By The Dashboard Light from the same album, and I’d Do Anything for
Love (But I Won’t Do That) from the 1993 album Bat Out Of Hell II: Back Into
Hell. 

The single I’d Do Anything For Love (But I Won’t Do That) reached number
one in 28 countries and earned him a Grammy award. The rocker also played the
role of Eddie in the 1975 musical film The Rocky Horror Picture Show. 

In 2016 he was honoured with the Hero Award at the annual Q Awards music
ceremony, which he dedicated to everyday heroes and called on people to ‘bring
love back into this world’. 

His career spanned more than just music, with the musician also featured
in a string of films including 1999’s Fight Club and 1992’s Wayne’s
World. 

Meat Loaf had spoken openly about health issues that had plagued him,
notably asthma, which caused him to collapse on stage during a concert in
Pittsburgh in 2011, and in 2003 he collapsed at Wembley Arena in London and was
admitted to hospital. 

He later held a press conference in Kensington to reassure fans about
his health. Then, following an on-stage collapse in Canada in 2016, a statement
said it was due to ‘severe dehydration’.

Meat Loaf 'Grabbed Prince Andrew After The Duke 'Tried To Push The Singer Into A Moat' When He Thought Fergie Was Flirting With Him On It's A Royal Knockout In 1987 and Said “I Don't Give a Shit Who You Are''

Meat Loaf and his wife Deborah at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas in February 2008. She was by her husband’s side when he died

Born in Dallas in 1947, Meat Loaf found early success on the stage in
the 1970s, performing in the Broadway musicals Hair and The Rocky Horror Show –
before he switched focus to rock music around 1972.

Meat Loaf started collaborating with Mr. Steinman – who died last April –
on a debut album that year which showcased his powerful voice and established
his leather-clad, motorcycle-riding rock persona. 

The singer will be best remembered for famously singing in Bat Out Of
Hell: ‘Like a bat out of hell I’ll be gone when the morning comes; When
the night is over, like a bat out of hell, I’ll be gone, gone, gone.’

He is survived by his wife Deborah Gillespie – who is from Canada and
married him in 2007 – and by daughters Pearl Aday, a singer who went on tour
with him; and Amanda Aday, an actress from the HBO series Carnivale. 

He had both children with his first wife Leslie Edmonds, whom he met
when she was working as a secretary at Bearsville Studios – and they were
married from 1978 to 2001. Pearl is married to Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian.

The alleged origins of his stage name range from his weight to a
favourite recipe of his mother’s – and he renamed himself Michael Lee
Aday in 1984 after Levi’s TV advert referred to how ‘Poor fat Marvin can’t
wear Levi’s.’ 

Meat Loaf 'Grabbed Prince Andrew After The Duke 'Tried To Push The Singer Into A Moat' When He Thought Fergie Was Flirting With Him On It's A Royal Knockout In 1987 and Said “I Don't Give a Shit Who You Are''

Meat Loaf (right) with long-time collaborator Jim Steinman (left) in March 1978. Mr Steinman died in April last year

The singer also went by the name ‘Meat Loaf’ off stage – and this was
even printed on his passport, but he decided to switch it back to Michael after
running into trouble in Germany where he was kept in immigration for six
hours. 

A statement by Meat Loaf’s family posted on the star’s Facebook page
this morning said: “Our hearts are broken to announce that the incomparable
Meat Loaf passed away tonight with his wife Deborah by his side. Daughters
Pearl and Amanda and close friends have been with him throughout the last 24
hours. His amazing career spanned six decades that saw him sell over a 100million
albums worldwide and star in over 65 movies, including Fight Club, Focus, Rocky
Horror Picture Show and Wayne’s World. Bat Out of Hell remains one of the top ten
selling albums of all time.”

The post added: “We know how much he meant to so many of you and we
truly appreciate all of the love and support as we move through this time of
grief in losing such an inspiring artist and beautiful man. We thank you for
your understanding of our need for privacy at this time. From his heart to your
souls… don’t ever stop rocking!”

 

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