Mumford And Sons Reschedule U.S. Dates After Bassist Requires Surgery

Mumford and Sons

Mumford and Sons (Ted’s on the far left)

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:

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:

Fraser McAlpine

Fraser McAlpine

Fraser is a British writer, broadcaster and the the author of the book Stuff Brits Like. He is Anglophenia's resident Brit blogger, having written BBC Radio 1's Chart Blog, the Top of the Pops website, and for NME, the Guardian and elsewhere. Favorite topics include slang, Doctor Who and cramming as much music into Anglophenia as he can manage. He invites you to join him on Twitter: @csi_popmusic
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