Mumford & Sons has cancelled several performances, as bassist Ted Dwayne is recovering from blood clot surgery.
It’s a bittersweet day for Mumford & Sons fans.
The band announced that fellow band mate Ted Dwayne has been discharged from the hospital after emergency surgery to remove a blood clot in his brain, but they are forced to cancel several concert days to ensure his recovery.
Which, unfortunately, includes the 2013 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival the band was to headline. Sorry, folks!
“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,” the band stated on its official Facebook page.
Continuing, “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.”
The band signed off with, “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.”
We are incredibly happy to hear Ted’s surgery went well and that he’s recovering! The fans will just have to wait until Mumford & Sons comes around again, and respect their decision to allow their bassist to heal in peace.