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Alex Kapranos collapses at festival, still performs

By | Published on Monday 12 August 2013

Franz Ferdinand

Franz Ferdinand frontman Alex Kapranos collapsed backstage at the Sziget festival in Hungary this weekend, after suffering an allergic reaction. Kapranos was treated for what Cribs frontman Ryan Jarman described during his band’s performance at the festival as “a peanut incident”.

Jarman also told his audience that they might not get to see Franz Ferdinand play, as Kapranos was “on his death bed”. Indeed, a festival spokesperson said that Kapranos had been unconscious for at least an hour. However, he recovered in time to play the band’s set on schedule. What a pro.