Mumford & Sons bassist Ted Dwane entered the hospital on Monday after a few days of not feeling well. Doctors discovered a blood clot on his brain and performed surgery. Some shows were postponed but the band hoped to perform their headlining set this weekend at Bonnaroo in Tennessee. There's good news and bad news in a statement on mumfordandsons.com:
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
According to their website, Mumford will head back out on the road in time for their scheduled set at the annual English music festival, Glastonbury. Although they'll return to North America in August, the only dates that aren't sold out are in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.