Mumford & Sons Bassist Recovers From Brain Surgery By Playing Glastonbury Concert

How does Mumford & Sons bassist Ted Dwane recover from brain surgery? He hops back on the concert stage and performs with his fellow musicians for the Glastonbury concert, the world’s biggest music festival.

In an interview with Radio Times, keyboard player Ben Lovett said of his fellow bandmate:

“To be honest Ted dealt with the whole thing better than any of us could have imagined.”

Mumford & Sons cancelled a series of US concerts earlier this month after doctors discovered a blood clot on the surface of Dwane’s brain. The clot required immediate surgery and halted the band’s tour.

The group on Tuesday announced that Ted Dwane would play the sold-out Glastonbury festival on Sunday. Mumford & Sons says of their bassists speedy recovery:

“All we feel is incredibly grateful and happy that he’s going to be OK and that we’re going to get back out on that stage at Glastonbury as four brothers and do what we do.”

The show will mark the fifth time that Mumford & Sons have performed at the Glastonbury music festival.

Other headlining acts at the show are the Rolling Stones and Arctic Monkeys, among others.

Mumford & Sons will will head back out on tour in late August. The band has already rescheduled the North American shows that were missed following Ted Dwane’s brain surgery. The postponed dates are now scheduled for September.

The bands cancelled shows arrived only months after the group won Album of the Year at the Grammys.

Are you excited to see Mumford & Sons getting back on stage with Ted Dwane as their bassist?