Mumford & Sons Cancels Bonnaroo, Telluride Shows to Support Bassist
Time to put "I Will Wait" on repeat.
Mumford & Sons has canceled several upcoming shows in the wake of bassist Ted Dwane's emergency surgery to remove a blood clot in his brain. Mumford was set to headline the 2013 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, which just started yesterday (June 13), but the band posted this bittersweet note on Facebook last night:
"BONNAROO & US TOUR NEWS
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"
Fans will be disappointed to miss the band's shows, but of course they'll understand. Health is priority #1. Best wishes to Ted on a full recovery!