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Mumford And Sons Cancel Headlining Bonnaroo Performance As Bassist Recovers From Surgery

Written by Mike Hohnen on June 14, 2013

There’s been good news and bad news for fans of woodcore giants Mumford And Sons. While the band have been forced to cancel their headlining slot at the upcoming Bonnaroo festival on account of their bassist’s recent medical scare, they have confirmed that Ted Dwane is on the mend following emergency surgery.

The band issued a statement informing fans of the cancellation, which also includes their performances Telluride Festival and their slot at Cricket Wireless Amphitheater in Bonner Springs. It was clearly a hard call for the band to make, but a necessary one at the same time. “If we could’ve we would’ve, you know that about us,” they said. “We trust that you can respect our collective desire to encourage Ted to make a full recovery, and that this is based purely on the medical advice we have received.”

In more positive news, A tweet from bandmate and banjo player Winston Marshall has confirmed Dwane is “recovering nicely” from an operation to rectify a blood clot that was recently discovered follow a brain scan. The band have stated that the medical team behind the emergency operation are pleased with the recovery process thus far.

Read the tweet and the full statement from the band below.

Dear friends,

It is with great joy that we can announce that Ted has been discharged from hospital and is on the road to a full recovery. The surgery went well, and the excellent medical team helping him are very pleased with his progress. He has been nothing short of heroic in how he has handled the whole ordeal, and now it has been medically proved that he does indeed have a brain.

Today, however, also marks the end of our Summer Stampede Tour. We were hoping to have made it out by Bonnaroo this weekend. But it is with sadness that we have to announce the cancellation of our scheduled performances at both Bonnaroo and Telluride Festivals, and our show at Cricket Wireless Amphitheater in Bonner Springs, KS. If we could’ve we would’ve, you know that about us. We trust that you can respect our collective desire to encourage Ted to make a full recovery, and that this is based purely on the medical advice we have received.

On behalf of Ted, and all of us really, we would like to thank every one for their compassion and support at this time and we are very excited to get back out on tour as soon as we can.

Ted, Ben, Marcus and Win

(Via Anti Quiet)

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