The band announce their plans for this weekend’s festival after the injury to one of their bandmembers…

Muse have said they’re “committed” to playing their summer festivals despite an injury to their bassist.

As revealed on NME.COM over the weekend, the band have been out in the US this month playing on The Cure’s Curiosa Tour. However, bassist Chris Wolstenholme injured himself while on the road, and they came back early, pulling the last three dates.

A question mark has hung over their V Festival appearance all weekend while Chris visited a specialist to find out the severity of his injuries.

The band have issued a statement to NME.COM this morning which says that whether or not he’s well enough to play, the band are looking at every option.

The statement reads: “As reported on various music websites over the weekend, bass player Chris Wolstenholme sustained an injury to his hand in a fall at the tail end of last week whilst on tour in the US.

”This meant that the band had to cut short their participation in Curiosa (the travelling festival helmed by The Cure) – of which they had been headlining the Second Stage.

”The touring party returned home on Saturday, and Chris and his management immediately sought medical advice on the injury.

”They are at present awaiting test results and further medical counsel regarding the injury. The band is also currently investigating other alternatives should Chris not be able to take to the stage this weekend for their headlining slot at the V Festival 2004 in Chelmsford and Stafford.

”Muse are committed to finding a way to complete their summer live schedule.”

Muse close the V Festival at Hylands Park and Weston Park in Stafford (August 21-22).