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Meat Loaf signs for Toon?

After his sudden exit from the Newcastle Arena stage in 2007, North East fans of Meat Loaf had the chance to see him again...in goal at St James' Park!

North East fans of Meat Loaf feared the star had announced his retirement when he cut short his show at Newcastle Arena in 2007.

The rock legend left the stage part way through his gig in October, saying "I take my coat off and thank you for 30 years". 

It later turned out that Meat Loaf had a cyst on his vocal chords and speaking to BBC Radio Newcastle's Mike Parr several months later he announced that he would like to do something to make it up to his disappointed fans.

After hearing that, the Evening Chronicle got in touch with Meat Loaf to see if he would be interested in doing something to raise money for the charities they are backing, including the Maggie's Centre appeal.

Gordon Barr, from the Evening Chronicle, said: "We got in touch with him. He virtually immediately said yes he would do something and came up with this idea of taking shots at him, penalty kicks at Meat Loaf."

The event was held at St James' Park on 25 June 2008 and people had to make bids to take penalty kicks at the star. The 100 highest bidders were given the chance to take their kicks.

See photos of Meat Loaf in goal:

last updated: 30/07/2008 at 09:49
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