Alex Kapranos 'on death bed' at Sziget, Budapest
Chloe Ravat

09:49 12th August 2013

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Franz Ferdinand singer Alex Kapranos has suffered a serious allergic reaction, thought to be caused by peanuts in a rice dish, backstage at a festival in Hungary.

The Glaswegian-based band were due to be performing at Sziget Festival in Budapest, when frontman Alex suffered the reaction shortly before going onstage.The 41-year-old was apparently unconscious for an hour after consuming only a tiny amount of the offending foodstuff.

Friend and fellow musician Ryan Jarman (The Cribs) broke the news to fans during his set, asking them to rally their support for Alex while he was "on his death bed backstage following a peanut incident."

Regardless of the drama, Kapranos and his bandmates trooped onstage at their allotted time and performed a lively set for the crowd which included 'Dark of the Matinee'. and recent single 'Right Action', taken from their album Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action.

Kapranos tweeted yesterday:

 He then followed it up with:

 Watch the new video for 'Right Actions' here:

Franz Ferdinand's fourth album, Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action is due for release on 26 August and will feature vocals from the likes of Roxanne Clifford of Veronica Falls and Todd Terje and Bjorn Yttling of Peter Bjorn and John.

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