Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds today revealed the reason for band member Conway Savage absence from their North American and European tour. Savage, who plays piano and organ, and provides backing vocals, joined the band in 1990 touring in support of The Good Son, and is first credited on the band’s 1992 album Henry’s Dream.

In a Facebook post earlier today, the Bad Seeds informed fans that Conway had been diagnosed with a brain tumour and underwent surgery shortly before the start of the band’s North American dates this past May. The band went on to say:

The operation was largely a success and he is currently at home in Australia undergoing follow-up treatment.
I’m sure you’ll all join us in sending our beloved Conway lots of love & very best wishes. We are missing him enormously.

Below, see the band’s full facebook post:

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