Mumford & Sons Bassist Rushed to Hospital for Emergency Brain Surgery (UPDATE)
UPDATE: Looks like Ted Dwane is doing well after his emergency surgery to remove a blood clot in his brain! The bassist took to the band's blog to post a photo and a brief message thanking fans: "Bear with a sore head! Thanks so much for all the well wishing, it seems to be working! I’m home."
Earlier: It looks like Carey Mulligan and Marcus Mumford are at the hospital waiting to hear news about Ted Dwane's surgery. Our fingers are crossed!
Original Story, 12:55 p.m. EST:
Mumford & Sons bassist Ted Dwane is in the hospital today, June 11, for an emergency surgery after doctors discovered a blood clot in his brain.
As a statement from the band on its official website reports, Ted was taken to a hospital yesterday, June 10, after feeling unwell for a few days. A scan revealed a clot on the surface of his brain which required an immediate operation.
The band announced, with sadness, that it would be postponing three shows this week in Dallas, Texas; The Woodlands, Texas; and New Orleans, La. but promise that all tickets would be honored at the rescheduled dates. They also say that they have no plans to change any more tour dates.
Ted — who also plays drums and guitar — has been with the British band since its formation in 2007. After hit albums Sigh No More and Babel, Mumford & Sons has reaped multiple Grammy Awards helped lead the recent revival of the folk-rock genre.
Here's wishing Ted a speedy recovery and many more years of success with the band.