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'I got my soul back,' Mumford and Sons' Winston Marshall re-discovers Christian faith

by Alex Collett

Winston Marshall, the former banjo player of Mumford and Sons said he has no regrets after leaving the band. 

In an interview with the Sunday Times, Marshall said he got "his soul back" after admitting he had been enjoying finding a renewed Christian faith.

"I felt I could sleep again; it's amazing the effect that had on me. It has been completely liberating. I feel like it was the right decision," he said.

Mumford & Sons' lead guitarist quit the band in June of 2021, following backlash to a tweet supporting a right-wing author.

Winston tweeted that journalist Andy Ngo was "brave" for his book which says far-left activists have "radical plans to destroy democracy."

Winston says he regrets the distress to his bandmates caused by his tweet.

In a blog post, he wrote: "I could remain and continue to self-censor, but it will erode my sense of integrity."

He blamed a "viral mob" for his decision to leave the band permanently.

After leaving the band, he stated that he didn't miss fame and he said: "I don't think it was real, I was seduced by it. I got pulled into it.

Marshall hopes his own cancel culture story can help change the debate about free speech.

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