Kaiser Chiefs singer in onstage collapse

Ricky Wilson keels over

Kaiser Chiefs singer Ricky Wilson dramatically collapsed following the band’s O2 NME Rock ‘N’ Roll Riot Tour show in Birmingham.

The band had just finished playing at the city’s Academy on Sunday (October 23) when the energetic frontman rushed off stage and fainted.

A statement from a source close to the band told NME.COM: “He got knackered and flaked out. There was first aid at the side of the stage and they gave him some water and then he was bright as a button two minutes later.”

Another witness posting on the Kaiser’s official website kaiserchiefs.co.uk said: “He did literally just collapse and Nick (Hodgson – drummer) poured a bottle of water over his head and he still didn’t get up.”

The O2 NME Rock ‘N’ Roll Riot Tour hits London’s Brixton Academy tonight for a three-night, sold-out stint and also sees performances from Maximo Park and The Cribs.

Kaiser Chiefs release their next single ‘Modern Way’ on November 7.