Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine Diagnosed With Throat Cancer
Dave Mustaine in an interview with uDiscover Music - Youtube
The scourge of diseases has yet found another victim. Dave Mustaine, singer-songwriter and guitarist of heavy metal band Megadeth, has been diagnosed with throat cancer. Mustaine reached out to fans via Megadeth’s official site with a personal message detailing his condition.
I’ve been diagnosed with throat cancer. It’s clearly something to be respected and faced head on – but I’ve faced obstacles before. I’m working closely with my doctors, and we’ve mapped out a treatment plan which they feel has a 90% success rate. Treatment has already begun.
Unfortunately, this requires that we cancel most shows this year. The 2019 Megacruise will happen, and the band will be a part of it in some form. All up to date information will be at megadeth.com as we get it. Megadeth will be back on the road ASAP.
Meanwhile, Kiko, David, Dirk and I are in the studio, working on the follow up to Dystopia – which I can’t wait for everyone to hear.
I’m so thankful for my whole team – family, doctors, band members, trainers, and more.
I’ll keep everyone posted.
See you soon,
The band was set to perform at the 2019 Megacruise show on the 13th of October 2019, for a five-date stint that featured bands such as Anthrax and Queensryche, among others. Mustaine has assured Megadeth will still participate in a way. Mustaine also teased a new album in the works, which has no tentative release as of yet.