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Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds’ Conway Savage Treated For Brain Tumor

LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 21: Conway Savage of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds performs at The Fonda Theatre on February 21, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/Getty Images)

Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds announced in a Facebook post that Conway Savage—pianist, organist, and backing vocalist for the band—had a brain tumor removed earlier this year. “The operation was largely a success and he is currently at home in Australia undergoing follow-up treatment,” the band wrote. Savage has been absent during the band’s recent tour for their latest album Skeleton Tree. This May, they released the retrospective compilation Lovely Creatures: The Best of Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds 1984-2014.

Read the band’s full statement below: