Mumford & Sons have canceled a week's worth of shows in their current U.S. Summer Stampede tour following their bassist's hospitalization. After "feeling unwell for a few days," Ted Dwayne was admitted to a hospital on Monday (June 10) where it was discovered that he has a blood clot on the surface of his brain. Forthcoming dates in Dallas and Woodlands, Texas, and New Orleans, Louisiana, have been postponed. They played Austin on Sunday.
The news came via an announcement posted by the band themselves to the Mumford & Sons website. Dwayne is expected to recover safely and quickly. The Grammy-winning bluegrass boys' next major stop would be Bonnaroo in Manchester, Tennessee on Saturday, June 15. Here's the full message:
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.