Mumford & Sons Bassist Ted Dwane Needs Emergency Brain Surgery

Yesterday a few friends from the New Orleans area I follow on Twitter were groaning that Mumford & Sons had cancelled a show at the last minute in the city. Now we now why, and the reason for the cancellation is, well, significant.

Here’s the text of a statement the band posted to its website

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.

I’m presuming the band has a replacement lined up, seeing as though they’re only having to back out of three shows. Regardless, all the best to Mr. Dwane right now.

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