Mumford & Sons bassist suffers blood clot

Mumford & Sons bassist Ted Dwane has received "emergency treatment" for a blood clot on the brain, forcing the indie folk group to cancel several US shows.

Mumford & Sons have cancelled a series of shows after bassist Ted Dwane was hospitalised with a blood clot on the brain.

The British indie folk group were forced to postpone headline concerts in the US on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday following Ted’s “emergency treatment”. The band, fronted by Marcus Mumford, made the announcement on their official website earlier today.

“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,” read the statement. “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.”

Mumford & Sons insist they are not planning to cancel or postpone any other dates on their tour, which will take them to countries including Canada, the UK, Ireland, Australia and Japan.

They went on to wish their bandmate Ted a “speedy recovery”.

The group are currently touring to showcase their hugely success second album Babel, which topped charts all over the world when it was released last year.
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Tuesday, 11. June 2013