You gotta figure it takes a big flu bug to take down the big guy. Meat Loaf nixed a couple of shows last week and eventually postponed his Canadian dates scheduled July 29-Aug. 8 in Edmonton, Dawson Creek, Calgary, Prince George, Abbotsford and Penticton.

A messages on Calgary’s Southern Jubilee Auditorium website says doctors, describing Meat Loaf as suffering from “flu like symptoms, prescribed two-weeks rest and that concert organizers are working to reschedule the dates. Meat Loaf’s next scheduled stop is Aug. 12 at the Gibson Amphitheatre at Universal City Walk in Universal City, Calif.

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