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Meat Loaf endorsed Mitt Romney and gave a passionate and emotional performance at a rally for Republican presidential candidate in Defiance, Ohio on Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012 - 11 days before the U.S. general election.
The Grammy-winning singer said that he had 'never been in any political agenda' up until this year but that the November 6 ballot marked "the most important election in the history of the United States.
Public records show that in January, Meat Loaf, whose real name is Michael Lee Aday, donated $1,250 to the presidential campaign of Republican politician Rick Santorum. In 2008, he contributed $500 to John McCain's. The Republican candidate ran against Barack Obama, who is seeking re-election.
'I want you to know that there is one man who will stand tall in this country and fight the storm and bring the United States back to what it should be. Governor Mitt Romney!" he shouted to the crowd, his voice cracking.
'And like I said, never before, have I endorsed a single candidate till now,' he added. 'So let me hear ya'll repeat after me. Mitt Romney.'
After the crowd repeated the chant, Meat Loaf performed his 2011 song 'Stand In The Storm,' which was released in 2011 and features Mark McGrath, John Rich and Lil Jon. The latter two singers had co-starred with Meat Loaf on Donald Trump's NBC reality show 'The Celebrity Apprentice' in 2011.
Meat Loaf later joined Romney, country singer Randy Owens and Rich's country duo Big & Rich on stage for a performance of 'America The Beautiful.' Meat Loaf ended the song on an emotional note and then hugged the presidential hopeful. Check out a video, courtesy of ABC News.
(Pictured: Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney sings 'America The Beautiful' with Meat Loaf as he campaigns at the football stadium at Defiance High School in Defiance, Ohio on Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012.)