Travis drummer Neil Primrose has been stabilized after surgery to repair injuries sustained in a swimming accident last week in France.

Travis drummer Neil Primrose has been stabilized after surgery to repair injuries sustained in a swimming accident last week in France, according to a statement on the band's official Web site. As previously reported, the U.K.-based rock outfit canceled four shows this month to allow Primrose time to recover.

"We are pleased to report that ... surgery was completed successfully and the doctors and staff involved are very happy with Neil's progress," the statement reads. "The operation has confirmed that Neil sustained multiple fractures to his upper vertebrae which surgery has now stabilized. His continuing good progress should mean Neil and wife Esther will return to the U.K. shortly."

The other members of Travis are traveling to France to visit Primrose, laden with printouts of get-well posts from the band's Web site. "Neil would like to thank all the fans that have written over the last few days with their support, and once again voice his gratitude to the doctors and staff involved with his treatment," the site said.

Travis is hoping to make its return to the live stage next month at the U.K.'s V2002 festival but no definitive announcement on its appearance has yet been made.

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