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Mumford & Sons Cancels Shows as Bassist Undergoes Emergency Surgery

Doctors discovered a blood clot near the brain of Ted Dwane on Monday

Mumford & Sons announced in a statement on its website Tuesday the cancellation of three concerts due to a medical emergency with bassist Ted Dwane.

The Dallas, The Woodlands and New Orleans shows will be postponed while Dwane undergoes an operation to treat a blood clot near his brain. The band was set to headline the shows, which were all sold out.

Mumford & Sons has been touring the South promoting 2012 album "Babel," which won the Grammy for Album of the Year and debuted at No. 1.

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Here is the statement in its entirety:

To our fans -
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 in Dallas on Tuesday 6/11, Woodlands on Wednesday 6/12, and New Orleans on Thursday 6/13. All dates will be rescheduled and will be announced as soon as we can; all tickets for this week’s events will be honoured at their rescheduled dates. We have no plans to cancel or postpone any other appearances along this current tour.

We’re all wishing Ted a speedy recovery.
Much love,
Mumford & Sons