Conway Savage, pianist, organist and backing vocalist of Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, has been diagnosed with a brain tumour.

Savage has been absent during the recent Bad Seeds tour after undergoing an operation and returning to Australia for treatment.

Savage, who joined Cave and the Bad Seeds in 1990 after playing in various bands throughout Australia during the Eighties, confirmed the news in a statement on Facebook.

“Many of you have noticed the absence of Conway Savage from this Summer’s North American tour and from the current European tour,” the band wrote in a statement.

“Conway was diagnosed with a brain tumour and underwent an operation just before the start of the North American shows.

“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.

“We send him all our love and thoughts,

“Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds”

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