Rocker Meat Loaf reportedly died of COVID-19, after vocally criticizing pandemic measures and vaccine mandates in the past, and shock jock Howard Stern wants his family to come forward to say that he regretted not getting the shot.
The “Bat Out of Hell” singer, 74, died last week after reportedly being critically ill with the virus that he believed was being politicized to control the nation.
“I’m sorry, I understood stopping life for a little while, but they cannot continue to stop life because of politics. And right now they’re stopping because of politics,” he said in an interview last year. “If I die, I die, but I’m not going to be controlled.”
“And on CNN last night, it finally came out that the masks we’re all wearing are useless. But I’ve known that for six months,” he continued. “They don’t do anything. They don’t stop you from getting COVID. They’re just a nuisance and make your nose itch and make it so you can’t breathe.”
Stern, who has advocated for mandatory vaccination in the past, wants Meat Loaf’s family to make the “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” star’s death a public service announcement for COVID vaccines.
“Poor Meat Loaf got sucked into some weird f–king cult,” the Sirius XM radio host said during his latest show. “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!”
“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.’”
Stern has previously taken jabs at anti-vaxxers, and went on rant in September when several conservative radio hosts died after refusing to get the jab.
“When are we going to stop putting up with the idiots in this country and just say, you know, it’s mandatory to get vaccinated?” Stern remarked. “F–k them, f–k their freedom. I want my freedom to live. I want to get out of the house already. I want to go next door and play chess. I want to go take some pictures.”
“The radio guys are the best, they’re like four of them died, four of them were like ranting on the air. They will not get vaccinated,” he cackled. “They were on fire, these guys. It was like day after day, they were all dying and then their dying words are ‘I wish I had been more into the vaccine. I wish I had taken it.’“