Jonesy & Amanda couldn’t believe Meat Loaf got paid half a million to perform at the AFL Grand Final
Meat Loaf has posted a heart-felt apology to the AFL and Australian people on his Facebook page.
The US rocker and Australia’s premiere football competition have maintained a war of words since the musician’s heavily criticised performance at the 2011 grand final.
In a recent article in Billboard magazine, Meat Loaf said the AFL were the “cheapest people I’ve ever seen in my life”.
Watch Jonesy & Amanda’s infamous chat with Meat Loaf before he appeared at the AFL Grand Final back in 2011
He also blamed a hemorrhaging vocal cord for singing out of tune at the grand final.
“We did a thing called the AFL, I thought it was like halftime in the middle of a field, which I’ve done for NFL and World Football League finals, the other Rugby League final, which was all at halftime with fireworks,” Meat Loaf said.
“These were the cheapest people I’ve ever seen in my life. They said: Were gonna have 100 motorcycles, they had three.”
Now the 67-year-old has tried to resolve the issue and has taken responsibility for his actions and what he was quoted as saying in Billboard magazine.
The Bat Out Of Hell hit maker says he was taken out of context and now it’s time to put the whole incident to bed.
“I want to now make an apology for any angry or harsh words, I have made towards the Australian football league, their fans and the people of Australia. I am truly sorry,” he wrote.
“I can’t take it back. It happened and I am 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.
“Stand like a man and say I am sorry. I may never see you again and I can never repay what the people of Australia have given too me. I betrayed your trust, I apologise for any feelings that I have hurt.
“My behaviour 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. “With much Respect, Meat Loaf.”
Meat Loaf also announced he was about to tour the US again.
The AFL has been contacted for comment.