Howard Stern: Meat Loaf Got Sucked Into 'Weird F*cking Cult'
© AP Photo / Charles DharapakSinger Meat Loaf performs in support of Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney at the football stadium
© AP Photo / Charles Dharapak
Stern also said he wishes that Meat Loaf's family would say something in support of COVID vaccines.
Following the death of famous singer and actor Meat Loaf, his stance on anti-COVID measures has come under scrutiny by American radio and television personality, comedian, and author Howard Stern.
Previously, TMZ reported citing sources that Meat Loaf “became seriously ill with COVID” the week he died, while Page Six notes that last summer, the singer claimed that masks are useless and do not people from catching the coronavirus.
“Poor Meat Loaf got sucked into some weird f*cking cult,” Stern said on his SiriusXM radio show, as quoted by Mediaite. “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!”
Stern also expressed hope that the singer's family might step forward and say something in support of COVID vaccines.
“I wish the family would come forward and say, ‘Ya 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.’ Like all these anti-vaxxers, they all say, ‘I made a mistake',” he mused.
Meanwhile, British rock journalist and author Mick Wall trashed speculation linking Meat Loaf's death to his stance on masks and COVID vaccinations, insisting that such “ratsh*t stories” are “truly despicable and demonstrate again how low people have sunk since the pandemic became so divisive."