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Singer Meat Loaf, who is best known for the 1977 album Bat Out of Hell, has confirmed that his new Last at Bat tour will be his last. The tour starts in Britain, where he has done a few interviews, including one in which he says Robbie Williams should go ghost hunting with him.
“This is really it ... I just don't want to travel anymore,” he said. “I outweigh (Mick) Jagger by about 100 pounds (45 kgs) and that counts for something. He hasn't seen the wear and tear.”
The singer had suffered health problems and collapsed on stage in 2011. However, he now says he is “fine.” But he wants to be able to perform at the best possible level.
“When your name is on the marquee, you either get the glory or you get the hits,” he said. “Over the years, a lot of stones and a lot of arrows have been flying my way. You expect that.”
In another interview overseas, Meat Loaf told The Sun that he wants to go hunting for Charlie Chaplin’s ghost with Williams.
“There are people they say are conduits, who are more open to it, and so this stuff’s been going on since I was a kid. I’ve seen my mother after she died and my grandmother. I talked to my mother, and she talked back,” he told the Sun. “And I’m not crazy, but people would think, ‘He’s crazy.’”
Meat Loaf’s European tour starts in Newcastle on April 5.