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.