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There’s been something of a life-and-death drama in the Mumford and Sons camp, which put their current American tour in jeopardy, not to mention the health and well-being of their bass player, Ted Dwane.
It seems poor Ted had been feeling unwell for a few days, and went off to hospital to get checked out. A head scan revealed a blood clot on the surface of his brain, which meant a speedy operation to remove it, and, naturally, the rescheduling of a number of gigs — Dallas yesterday, Woodlands today and New Orleans tomorrow.
Thankfully, the update on his condition came today, via Winston Marshall’s Twitter feed:
Ted is recovering nicely from surgery. He’s a brave little boy. Thanks for all your support. We are very grateful
— Winston Marshall (@Win_Marshall) June 12, 2013
There’s a full statement on the validity of tickets and whatnot on the Mumford website
And here’s a very apt song, considering the situation:
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Fraser has been writing and broadcasting about music and popular culture for over 15 years, first at the Top of the Pops website, and most recently for the NME, Guardian and MSN. He also wrote BBC Radio 1's Chart Blog and reviews albums for BBC Radio 2.
He is Anglophenia's current resident Brit, blogging about British slang and running around the Mall taking snaps of the crowd at the Royal Wedding, as well as reigniting a childhood passion for classic Doctor Who and cramming as much music in as he can manage.
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