The band cancels shows as doctors work to remove a blood clot on his brain

By Kathy Ehrich Dowd
Updated June 11, 2013 12:00 PM
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A blood clot on the brain of Mumford & Sons bassist Ted Dwane has forced the band to postpone three shows as his bandmates and scores of fans send him healing thoughts.

“Ted has been feeling unwell for a few days, and yesterday he was taken to a hospital to receive emergency treatment,” reads a statement posted on the band’s official website Tuesday.

“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.”

The health scare has forced the band to postpone three concert dates this week, in Dallas, The Woodlands, Texas, and New Orleans, according to the site, which adds, “we have no plans to cancel or postpone any other appearances along this current tour.”

The English folk rock band, which released their second album, Babel, last year, took home two Grammy awards in February, including a win for Album of the Year.

The band members expressed their devotion to Dwane at the end of their short statement. “We’re all wishing Ted a speedy recovery. Much love, Mumford & Sons.”