The lineup for Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds has been noticeably different recently due to the absence of band member Conway Savage. According to a new post on their Facebook page, Savage — a pianist, organist, and backing vocalist for the group since 1990 — underwent surgery to remove a brain tumor earlier this year.
Although Savage’s medical condition forced him to miss out on the band’s North American and current European tour, thankfully the “operation was largely a success and he is currently at home in Australia undergoing follow-up treatment,” the post reads. “I’m sure you’ll all join us in sending our beloved Conway lots of love & very best wishes. We are missing him enormously.”
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Read the full Facebook posting below.
Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds’ last full-length came with Skeleton Tree in 2016. This past May, they released Lovely Creatures, a career-spanning compilation album.