Ted Dwane, Mumford & Sons Bassist, Leaves Hospital After Brain Surgery
Mumford & Sons bassist Ted Dwane has been released from the hospital following successful surgery to treat a blood clot on his brain, the band announced Thursday, June 13, in a statement on its Facebook page. He is expected to make "a full recovery," but in the wake of his operation, the Grammy Award-winning group has canceled the final dates of its Summer Stampede tour.
"The surgery went well, and the excellent medical team helping him are very pleased with his progress," the band wrote. "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."
Dwane, 28, was first taken to the hospital on Monday, June 10, after he reported "feeling unwell." Scans revealed a blood clot on the surface of his brain that required emergency treatment.
One day after his medical scare, the band announced that it would postpone two sold-out shows in Texas and one show in New Orleans. "All dates will be rescheduled and will be announced as soon as we can; all tickets for this week's events will be honored at their rescheduled dates," the group told fans. "We have no plans to cancel or postpone any other appearances along this current tour."
Alas, as the English folk musicians revealed on Thursday, they have been advised by doctors to bow out of scheduled performances at the Bonnaroo and Telluride music festivals, as well as at Cricket Wireless Amphitheater in Kansas.
"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," the band wrote.
"On behalf of Ted, and all of us really, we would like to thank everyone for their compassion and support at this time," they added. "We are very excited to get back out on tour as soon as we can."