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Meatloaf Apologises For Blasting AFL & Fans: 'I Betrayed Your Trust'

14 September 2015 | 11:29 am | Staff Writer

US singer takes to Facebook.

Meatloaf performing at the 2011 AFL grand final

Meatloaf performing at the 2011 AFL grand final

Veteran US artist Meatloaf has taken to Facebook to apologise for comments he made directed at the AFL and its fans, regarding his highly scrutinised performance at the football code's 2011 grand final. 

In an interview with Billboard a few weeks back, the 67-year-old singer slammed the AFL as "the cheapest people I've ever seen in my life," however in the lengthy Facebook post he wrote that he was "truly sorry".

"I have learned one lesson from now on no matter what happens or when it happens . there is only one person to blame and that is myself."

While he hinted in that particular interview that he does want to return to Australia for a tour in the future, Meatloaf wrote that because Australia was the first country to break his acclaimed 1977 album Bat Out Of Hell, his actions were "extremely inappropriate".

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"I may never see you again and I can never repay what the people of Australia have given too me," he wrote. 

"I betrayed your trust , I Apologize for any feelings that I have hurt, My behavior was extremely inappropriate, immature, and lacked the respect for the people of Australia and the Australian football league. Again, I am sorry for my actions and I hope that we can put this matter behind us."

Meanwhile, the Grammy Award-winning artist also revealed in the post that his forthcoming 13th studio album, Braver Than We Are, will be released in March next year, following a string of US shows. 

See his full Facebook post below. 


I was told not to Post on my Face Book any more.Things have been taken out of context. 1st I don't think I'm important...

Posted by Meat Loaf on Friday, 11 September 2015