06/14/2013 AT 7:45 AM ET
Mumford & Sons bassist Ted Dwane has been released from the hospital after successful surgery for a blood clot on his brain.
“It is with great joy that we can announce that Ted has been discharged from the hospital and is on the road to a full recovery,” the English folk band said in a statement posted to its Facebook page Thursday night.
“The surgery went well, and the excellent medical team helping him are very pleased with his progress,” the band said.
“He has been nothing short of heroic in how he has handled the whole ordeal, and now it is medically proved that he does indeed have a brain,” the band joked.
The group, which won two Grammy Awards in February, was touring when Dwane, 28, felt sick and was taken to the hospital for emergency treatment.
There, doctors discovered a blood clot on the surface of his brain, requiring surgery, the band announced on its website Tuesday.
While the band had hoped not to cancel future shows, on Friday it announced that, based on doctors’ recommendations, its Summer Stampede Tour would end. This includes scheduled performances at Bonnaroo in Tennessee this weekend, as well as at the Telluride Festival.
“We trust that you can respect our collective desire to encourage Ted to make a full recovery and that is based purely on the medical advice we have received,” said the band, also thanking fans for their “compassion and support” during this time.