Kaiser Chiefs stop Yorkshire homecoming gig as fan suffers medical emergency in the crowd

Kaiser Chiefs had to stop their big Yorkshire homecoming gig when someone in the audience suffered a medical emergency.

It happened during Ricky Wilson’s band’s headline Saturday evening performance at The Piece Hall in Halifax. Firstly, the main thing to report is that the man who was taken ill is doing well and we wish him a speedy recovery.

This was confirmed by his wife on Facebook. She said: “Just want to say it was my husband who had the medical emergency – the staff were amazing. Sorry the concert was briefly halted but we’re home now and he’s fine.”

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Lots of people were pleased to know the man was doing well.

One person said: “So glad he’s okay! No need to apologise! We just hoped he was okay!”

Another agreed: “Brilliant, that’s amazing!! No need to apologise at all – they came back on after he got the all clear and finished the gig.”

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While, someone else at the gig said: “Absolutely no need to apologise. The staff were brilliant from what we could see and what’s five minutes when someone’s health is on the line? Hope he makes a speedy recovery.”

Kaiser Chiefs, who hail from Leeds, dedicated the last two songs of their set to the emergency services. This was met by a loud round of applause from the thousands in the audience.

The Kaisers were performing their first of two gigs at the Halifax venue as part of the Piece Hall’s summer concert series. We’ve previously seen shows from New Order, The Cribs and The Specials.

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