Howard Stern Says: “Poor Meat Loaf Got Sucked Into Some Weird F**king Cult” before death.

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The influence of Meat Loaf on the rock world is undeniable. Look no further than the fact that “Bat Out of Hell” remains one of the top 10 selling albums of all time.

So, when he sadly passed away unexpectedly recently at 74, the loss was widely mourned across the world, from fans and artists alike. And, it shouldn’t be all that surprising that in the wake of his passing, “Bat Out of Hell” has actually reached an all time high on the charts.

Now, the infamous Howard Stern (who had Meat Loaf on his show numerous times throughout the years), has made some strong assertions that Meat Loaf’s aversion to COVID-19 safety protocols like vaccines, mask wearing and social distancing is ultimately what caused his passing.

It seems that Stern is making this assumption from a few different sources, like TMZ claiming Meat Loaf missed an important business dinner a week before his death due to being seriously ill with COVID. Stern’s thought process also seemed to be bolstered by this August 2021 interview where Meat Loaf said:

“I’m happy to give you a hug. I hug people in the middle of COVID… I understood stopping life for a little while, but they cannot continue to stop life because of politics. And right now they’re stopping because of politics. And on CNN last night, it finally came out that the masks we’re all wearing are useless. But I’ve known that for six months. They don’t do anything. They don’t stop you from getting COVID. They’re just a nuisance and make your nose itch and make it so you can’t breathe… If I die, I die, but I’m not going to be controlled.”

Anyways, Stern had some strong thoughts about the whole situation:

“Poor Meat Loaf got sucked into some weird f**king cult. And somehow really believed that — he made a statement, ‘I’d rather die a free man than take that vaccine.’ And now he’s dead!… I wish the family would come forward and say, ‘You know, when Meat Loaf was laying there in the hospital and he couldn’t breathe, he said, ‘I made a mistake, I should have taken the vaccine’,” remarked Stern. “Like all these anti-vaxxers, they all say, ‘I made a mistake.’”

To be fair, a lot of Stern’s statements seemed to be made on conjecture, not fact. You can watch for yourself here:

RIP Meat Loaf. Your presence will be sorely missed for years to come.

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Words by: The Pit staff

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