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Mumford & Sons cancel more US tour dates as bassist recovers from brain surgery

By | Published on Monday 17 June 2013

Ted Dwane

So, despite Mumford & Sons’ optimism in saying that they had “no plans to cancel or postpone any other appearances” on their current US tour – giving bassist Ted Dwane just four days to recover from brain surgery – the band were forced to cancel the remainder of the dates last week, including a headline appearance at the Bonnaroo festival on Saturday.

In a statement published on Facebook, the band said: “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”.

Having softened the blow of the next paragraph with that cheeky comment, they continued: “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”.