The bassist of much-loved indie folk outfit Mumford & Sons, Ted Dwane, has announced he has a blood clot on his brain that will require surgery, forcing the band to cancel a run of dates in North America.
The band have released a statement saying that Dwane had been feeling unwell for a few days before the clot was discovered, saying, “The scans revealed a blood clot on the surface of his brain that requires an operation.”
Mumford & Sons have been forced to cancel shows in Dallas, Woodlands and New Orleans this week as a result but say there are no plans to cancel or postpone any other appearances on their current tour and that all shows will be rescheduled. Dwane is receiving excellent care and is expected to make a speedy recovery.
The British quartet are set to headline the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival in Manchester, Tennessee, this Saturday, as well as a little festival called Glastonbury at the end of the month and Fuji Rock in July, before heading Down Under to hit up Splendour In The Grass for their only Australian show.
Read the full statement from the band below. Music Feeds wishes Ted a speedy recovery.
To our fans –
Our friend and bandmate Ted has been feeling unwell for a few days, and yesterday he was taken to a hospital to receive emergency treatment. The scans revealed a blood clot on the surface of his brain that requires an operation. Ted is receiving excellent care and we are being assured that he will recover quickly from surgery.
Sadly we have to postpone three upcoming headline shows planned for this week in Dallas on Tuesday 6/11, Woodlands on Wednesday 6/12, and New Orleans on Thursday 6/13. All dates will be rescheduled and will be announced as soon as we can; all tickets for this week’s events will be honoured at their rescheduled dates. We have no plans to cancel or postpone any other appearances along this current tour.
We’re all wishing Ted a speedy recovery.
Mumford & Sons