06/11/2013 01:07 pm ET Updated Jun 12, 2013

Ted Dwane, Mumford & Sons Bassist, Has Emergency Surgery For Blood Clot On Brain

Mumford & Sons bassist Ted Dwane has undergone emergency surgery for a blood clot.

The band posted a message to its official website explaining that Dwane received emergency surgery on Monday. He hadn't been feeling well for a few days. A scan later revealed he a blood clot on the surface of his brain, and he was immediately sent in for an operation.

"Ted is receiving excellent care and we are being assured that he will recover quickly from surgery," the message added.

A blood clot formed in response to an injury or laceration is beneficial to stop bleeding, the Mayo Clinic notes. However, when a clot forms in a critical location, such as the lungs or the brain, then medical attention is necessary. Shortness of breath, chest pain, weakness, numbness, difficulty speaking and blurred vision are reasons to see a doctor.

Mumford & Sons has canceled concerts planned for this week in Dallas, The Woodlands (in Texas) and New Orleans through Thursday. Those shows will be postponed until a later date. No other dates have been axed on the "Summer Stampede" tour, which will continue onto the Bonnaroo festival in Tennessee on June 15.

The British folk rock group has been touring for its 2012 chart-topping album, "Babel," which features songs like "I Will Wait," "Lovers' Eyes" and "Broken Crown." The record took home the coveted Album of the Year award at the 2013 Grammys.