With a blood clot on the brain...
Mumford & Sons

Mumford & Sons bass player Ted Dwane has been taken to hospital in the United States after suffering a blood clot on the brain.

Mumford & Sons are currently on tour across the United States, completing a number of high profile shows. New album 'Babel' has become an international success, propelling the band to the status of household names on the other side of the Atlantic.

Sadly, it seems that their plans have been dealt a very serious blow. Bass player Ted Dwane has been taken to hospital, with doctors diagnosing a blood clot on the brain.

Expected to make a full recovery, Dwane will nonetheless have to undergo surgery. As a result, Mumford & Sons will be forced to cancel upcoming shows in Dallas, Woodlands, and New Orleans. (via SPIN)

A statement from Mumford & Sons reads:

"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. 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 … All dates will be rescheduled and will be announced as soon as we can … We have no plans to cancel or postpone any other appearances along this current tour.

We’re all wishing Ted a speedy recovery."

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