TELLURIDE, Colo. (CBS4) – Organizers of the Telluride Bluegrass Festival announced on Friday that Mumford & Sons will not be performing at the festival next weekend.
Bassist Ted Dwane received treatment this week for a blood clot on his brain. He has been discharged from the hospital and is recovering from the procedure but is not yet ready to play.
Rather than perform with a replacement, the London-based, Grammy-award-winning folk rock band decided to cancel the rest of their summer tour, which included two appearances at the popular annual Telluride festival.
“The surgery went well, and the excellent medical team helping him are very pleased with his progress,” a band statement said. “He has been nothing short of heroic in how he has handled the whole ordeal, and now it has been medically proved that he does indeed have a brain.”
The band also canceled their appearance at the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival.
The complete statement posted on the Telluride Bluegrass Festival website on Friday is as follows:
On Thursday night, we learned with great sadness, that Mumford & Sons have canceled the rest of their US tour to allow bassist Ted Dwane to recover from emergency surgery. This includes their performances on the Telluride Bluegrass main stage and Sheridan Opera House. No one is more disappointed than the band to not be playing the 40th Telluride Bluegrass, but the group will be supporting their brother on his return home to London to help him make a full recovery. We’re currently looking for options with our programming, but obviously there is only one Mumford & Sons. As our staff is traveling to Telluride today (Friday, June 14), any additional updates will be posted here as soon as they are available.
The last time Mumford & Sons performed in Colorado was last August at Red Rocks Amphitheatre. (See photo gallery.)
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