Just weeks after their bassist underwent surgery for a blood clot on his brain, Mumford & Sons are set to go ahead with their performance at Glastonbury 2013.
On Tuesday, the band confirmed Ted Dwane has recovered from his operation and they will close this weekend's festival as planned.
"To be honest, Ted dealt with the whole thing better than any of us could have imagined," Ben Lovett, the Mumfords' keyboard player, told the Radio Times. "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."
About two weeks ago, Dwane was taken to hospital after "feeling unwell" for several days. Doctors discovered a life-threatening blood clot on the surface of the 28-year-old's brain and operated almost immediately. "Thanks so much for all the well wishing, it seems to be working!" Dwane blogged on 17 June.
Mumford & Sons are scheduled to perform at Glastonbury's Pyramid stage on Sunday night, closing the festival. It will be the group's fifth appearance at the bash. "Every time it's just a bit madder than we were expecting," Lovett said. "But whenever we tour elsewhere then come back to Glastonbury, it always reminds us how brilliant it is to be British, and what a great British institution it is."
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