Mumford & Sons bass player Ted Dwane leaves hospital
17 June 2013 news
Mumford and Sons bass player Ted Dwane has been discharged from hospital. It comes after Dwane required surgery to remove a blood clot from his brain earlier this week. The folk band posted on their Facebook page: “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.” Mumford & Sons have also cancelled all of their remaining US shows including the Bonnaroo festival this weekend while Dwane recovers but are due to headline Glastonbury at the end of the month after they confirmed they have “no plans to cancel or postpone any other appearances along this current tour”. The full statement the band posted reads as follows: “Dear friends, 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” Along with headlining Glastonbury, Mumford & Sons are scheduled to play their biggest ever headline show at London’s Olympic Park on July 6. The outdoor event, which is the first non-festival headline show to take place on the renovated London 2012 Olympic Games site, will also feature Vampire Weekend, Ben Howard, Edward Sharpe And The Magnetic Zeros, Haim and newcomers Bear’s Den, all of whom were handpicked by the band.