Mumford & Sons’ Ted Dwane is a little worse for the wear, minus his signature mane of brown hair, but in a picture he uploaded on Monday the band’s bassist looks happy to be out of the hospital.
Dwane, who underwent brain surgery last week to remove a blood clot, posted a photo on the Mumford site on Monday in which fans can see his shorn head with a wicked scar across the top of his scalp. “Bear with a sore head!” Dwane wrote. “Thanks so much for all the well wishing, it seems to be working! I’m home.”
After canceling a couple of Texas shows earlier in the week due to Dwane’s surgery, Mumford had to bail on their appearances at last weekend’s Bonnaroo and Telluride festivals in order to allow the bassist to heal. They were replaced on the ‘Roo bill by Jack Johnson, who stepped into their headlining slot.
On Thursday, the group announced that Dwane had been discharged from the hospital and was on the mend. “The surgery went well, and the excellent medical team helping him are very pleased with his progress,” they wrote. “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.”
With the cancellation of the two festival shows, as well as another gig at the Cricket Wireless Amphitheater in Bonner Springs, Kansas, the English group has completed it’s North American Summer Stampede tour and do not have another show on the schedule until a spot on the Glastonbury Festival lineup on June 30. They will follow that up with a July 6 headlining gig at London’s 80,000-capacity Olympic Park, which will be the biggest show of their career so far.