Exclusive – Kaiser Chiefs defy injury to play V Festival

Singer Ricky Wilson will be on crutches after hurting himself onstage in Portugal...

Kaiser Chiefs singer RICKY WILSON will play V FESTIVAL on crutches after hurting himself onstage in Portugal.

The band are due to play at this weekend’s festival at Hylands Park in Chelmsford and Weston Park in Stafford (August 20-21).

However, last night (August 16) Wilson spent all night in a Portugese hospital after hurting himself onstage.

NME.COM understands that Wilson tore ankle ligaments during a performance at a festival in Portugal.

A spokesperson for the band told NME.COM: “Ricky Wilson has torn his ankle ligaments jumping off a stage at Parades De Coura Festival, Portugal.

”It’s a repeat of the injury Ricky suffered in March this year on the band’s US dates around SXSW. All shows planned for this weekend, Lowlands, Pukkelpop and V Festival will go ahead, but Ricky will be less mobile than usual and won’t be climbing any lighting rigs!! Any rumours of cancellations are not true – Kaiser Chiefs will perform as planned across this weekend.”