Mumford & Sons Bassist Undergoes Emergency Brain Surgery

The band forced to postpone US tour dates due to a blood clot on Ted Dwane's brain.

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UK folk rockers Mumford & Sons have released an official statement confirming that bassist Ted Dwane was forced to undergo an emergency brain surgery due to a recently discovered blood clot on the surface of his brain.

Dwane is reportedly receiving the best possible care and is thankfully expected to recover very soon. The entire situation caused the group to postpone three upcoming US tour concerts.

"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," reads the official website announcement. "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 weeks events will be honored at their rescheduled dates. We have no plans to cancel or postpone any other appearances along this current tour. Were all wishing Ted a speedy recovery."

The group's upcoming tour dates include a Glastonbury festival performance on June 30, as well as a show described as the biggest one of their career a July 6 concert at London's Olympic Park stadium. The remainder of the concert trek will keep the band busy well into mid-September.

The latest Mumford & Sons record, "Babel," dropped in September 2012 via Island Records. With 159,000 copies sold within the first week, it became the UK's fastest selling album of 2012, topping both the UK Albums Chart and the US Billboard 200 list.

26 comments sorted by best / new / date

    not a huge fan, but glad to hear that he's gonna be ok.
    why did you feel the need to add the first part of your comment? Do you feel that you can only comment on a band article after stating your like/dislike for said band?
    Why shouldn't he have added the first part? Why did you feel the need to comment at all? Why do any of us comment? Why do we even read music news? WHY DOES ANYONE DO ANYTHING.
    What a cool guy and a great band, It sounds like an awful thing to go through, Good news though.
    To have things like a blood clot or a tumor in your brain is pretty ****ing harmful. Not into his music at all, but get well soon, man.
    so thats his excuse for being part of that aweful band. What's the other 3 guys excuse??? trolollol
    congratulations on being the biggest douchbag on this site. why the hell would you click on this story if you dont like the band? dumb ass
    I thought the Amish didn't go to hospitals because of the technology.
    Thrice Capades
    Glad to hear he's doing well. In other news...Mumford & Sons has a bassist?
    Love this band. Hopefully he'll be fine. Still upset about Jeff Hanneman (Slayer) and Chi Cheng (Deftones) so another death wouldn't be good.