Heavyweight rocker Meat Loaf has revealed his secret hobby - he collects teddy bears.

The Bat Out Of Hell hitmaker boasts a huge collection of toys and insists they all have feelings.

Meatloaf - real name MARVIN ADAY - says of two of his stuffed friends, "Their names are Mani and Marietta and they have feelings like you and me.

"I think about Winnie The Pooh a lot. But I never relate to Pooh because I'm not crazy about bees and honey and all that stuff. I'm always relating to TIGGER. I'll have a heart attack but I'll still be lying in bed and saying, 'Wanna play football? Let's go!'"

03/11/2004 21:18