Meat Loaf hates birthdays and has ruined many planned surprise parties by making a hasty getaway. The rocker, who refuses to give out his age, gets nervous every year his big day looms and hopes family and friends forget about the fact it's the Bat Out Of Hell star's birthday. He says, "I hate birthdays. I had a birthday when we were in rehearsal (for his current tour) and I know they were planning to do something after rehearsal. They took a little break and I just left. "I did that once before. I went into the house, they all yelled 'Surprise,' and I went back out, got in my car and went to the movies."