The group cancels performances due to a member’s hospitalization
Mumford and Sons have canceled their headlining performance at Bonnaroo this weekend in Manchester, TN. The announcement comes a few days after the band revealed that bassist Ted Dwane received treatment this week for a blood clot on his brain.
The band made the announcement via its Facebook page on Thursday (June 13th).
“We were hoping to have made it out by Bonnaroo this weekend,” the band writes. “But it is with sadness that we have to announce the cancellation of our scheduled performances at both Bonnaroo and Telluride Festivals, and our show at Cricket Wireless Amphitheater in Bonner Springs, KS. If we could’ve we would’ve, you know that about us. We trust that you can respect our collective desire to encourage Ted to make a full recovery, and that this is based purely on the medical advice we have received.”
The band was to wrap the end of their Summer Stampede Tour June 13th, but were forced to postpone several shows this week after Dwane’s hospitalization. The band had hoped to play to the 80,000 fans attending Bonnaroo this weekend, but Dwane is unable to perform, and instead of hiring a replacement, the group decided to drop out.
Dwane underwent surgery and has been discharged from the hospital. He is expected to make a full recovery.
No word on who will be replacing Mumford and Sons at the festival.