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Mumford & Sons 'to take indefinite break from music'

Folk rock band Mumford & Sons have announced they will be taking a break from music.

The group are currently preparing to finish their US tour, after which they will break "for the foreseeable future", The Sun reports (£).

Mumford & Sons have been music-making constantly since 2009 Credit: PA

Keyboard player Ben Lovett said: “We’re going to take a considerable amount of time off.

“We’ll go back to hanging out and having no commitments or pressure. We’re going to rest.”

Lovett added: “It feels like the last week of school before holidays. Everyone’s excited.”

It will be the band’s first break since their award-winning 2009 album Sigh No More.

Mumford & Sons bassist out of hospital

Mumford & Sons bass player Ted Dwane has been discharged from hospital, the band have announced.

Dwane required surgery to remove a blood clot from his brain earlier this week.

Mumford & Sons bassist Ted Dwane has been discharged following surgery. Credit: PA

The band posted on Facebook: "It is with great joy that we can announce that Ted has been discharged from hospital and is on the road to a full recovery.

"The surgery went well, and the excellent medical team helping him are very pleased with his progress. He has been nothing short of heroic in how he has handled the whole ordeal."

The band have cancelled the remainder of their US shows but are due to headline Glastonbury at the end of the month.


Cameron stakes a claim to Mumford And Sons US success

David Cameron also claimed to have played a part in the success of Mumford And Sons in the United States after getting them on the bill for a White House reception. He said:

"When Barack Obama said 'we're going to have a bit of a party for you at the White House when you visit, who do you want to be playing there?'.

"I said 'well there's this small band that I'm quite keen on and my wife's quite keen on - I'm not sure you will have heard of them - they're called Mumford And Sons'. And if only I had accepted a percentage, I'd be a lot better off."

Mumford and Sons play at the state dinner hosted by US President Barack Obama Credit: Press Association

Mumford & Sons 'weren't expecting' best group win

After Mumford & Sons picked up the prize for best British group at the Brit Awards, frontman Marcus Mumford said:

Thanks very much indeed. We weren't expecting that. I don't think we've really taken the opportunity to thank people who have come to our gigs.

"We were in a group with Muse and One Direction, so it's a surprise.

Mumford & Sons: Brits are fun but 'unimportant'

Hot on the heels of their Album of the Year win at this year's Grammys, Mumford & Sons are also up for three Brit Awards and will be performing at the ceremony.

Speaking to ITV News' Nina Nannar on the red carpet, Marcus Mumford said: "It's fun to celebrate British music but none of its important".

"Not to be disrespectful.... none of it really matters. We like playing gigs and writing songs, recording them, then going out and playing more gigs", he said.

Ted Dwane added: "I made a foolish suggestion earlier there should be nominations, no awards, but we decided no one would watch that!".

The Brit Awards will be broadcast live on ITV at 8pm.