Mumford & Sons Cancels Bonnaroo Set as Bassist Released from Hospital
Mumford & Sons announced Thursday that it will cancel its appearance at Bonnaroo, hot on the heels of bassist Ted Dwane's surgery for a blood clot on the surface of his brain.
According to the band on Facebook, Dwane's surgery went well and he's "on the road to a full recovery," but in order to give him time to recover, the four-piece has nixed its appearance at the festival, as well as a set at Colorado's Telluride Bluegrass Festival next week. Dwane has also been released from the hospital, the band wrote on Facebook.
"If we could've we would've, you know that about us," the post read. "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."
Meanwhile, Odd Future rapper Earl Sweatshirt has also canceled his Bonnaroo show, due to pneumonia. "To everyone at bonnaroo: im sorry i cant make it im really really f***ing sick but i will make it up to tennessee as soon as i possibly can," he tweeted.
Though a replacement for Mumford has not yet been named, Earl Sweatshirt will be replaced by Brooklyn indie rockers DIIV. The band was formerly scheduled to perform today, but have instead taken the rapper's slot due to flight delays.