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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:

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By Fraser McAlpine