Tuesday, May 23, 2006


Blimey: The Kaiser Chiefs website is reporting that Ricky Wilson nearly went a bit hedgehog:

Ricky was hit by a car whilst walking across a pedestrian crossing in Leeds town centre mid evening on Sunday. He's the luckiest man alive, because he is still alive, it sounds daft, but a 'Ricky trademark jump' has probably saved his life. The jump meant he was flipped over the top of the car, hitting the windscreen, rather than getting trapped under it. He was crossing on a green pedestrian light. Whether it was a joyrider, wreckless driving or drunk driving we still don't know. Police are investigating - we'd like to thank the witnesses that have come forward so far.

Ricky has escaped with minor injuries, a broken toe and bruising. He would like all of you to know he's ok, the band's next live dates on June 2nd, 3rd, 4th in Holland and Germany will go ahead as planned and he's on the road to recovery. Any press or media reading this - Ricky's unavailable for comment for legal reasons. Anyone wanting to help with information for the Police - please call Leeds Police Station on 0845 6060606 or 0113 241 3059.

We appreciate your help, we're all relieved and very pleased we still have a singer and all the practise leaping off the ground proved useful when it really mattered.

Thank god he's fine - and how lucky he had a jumping dance. If he'd been the sort to moonwalk, he might not be here now.