June 14th, 2013
10:45 AM ET
After a scary diagnosis, Mumford & Sons bassist Ted Dwane is on the way back to health, the band said in a statement.
"It is with great joy that we can announce that Ted has been discharged from hospital and is on the road to a full recovery," read the statement on Mumford & Sons' Facebook page. "The surgery went well, and the excellent medical team helping him are very pleased with his progress. 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."
Earlier this week, the band reported Dwane had been feeling ill for several days when he decided to go to the hospital. The diagnosis: a blood clot on his brain, which required the operation.
Because of Dwane's treatment, the band was forced to cancel the remainder of its Summer Stampede tour, including appearances at the Bonnaroo and Telluride festivals.
The band expressed thanks for fans' support and good wishes.
"On behalf of Ted, and all of us really, we would like to thank every one for their compassion and support at this time and we are very excited to get back out on tour as soon as we can," the statement said. The band is supposed to headline the final night of the Glastonbury Festival at the end of June.
Mumford & Sons' most recent album is "Babel," which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard charts last year and, in February, won the Grammy for album of the year.
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