Meat Loaf has heart surgery

From Associated Press

Rock star Meat Loaf underwent heart surgery in a London hospital after being diagnosed with a condition that causes an irregular heartbeat, his record label said Tuesday.

He had a catheter ablation -- a procedure in which tissue is removed to restore a normal heartbeat -- on Friday at the Wellington Hospital in St. John's Wood, London, and left on Saturday, said his U.K. record label, Mercury.

The 52-year-old star collapsed Nov. 17 as he performed at London's Wembley Arena and was taken to Northwick Park Hospital to recover from exhaustion due to a prolonged viral infection. Subsequent tests showed he had Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome, a condition that causes an irregular heartbeat and can lead to dizziness and fainting, his record label said.

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