Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine has announced that he has been diagnosed with throat cancer.

He wrote on his Facebook page:

“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 [Loureiro, guitar], David [Ellefson, bass], Dirk [Verbeuren, drums] 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, Dave Mustaine”

Megacruise is scheduled to set sail on October 13th. For more information, please click here.

10 Responses

  1. I’m not a Megadeth fan, however I would like to wish Mr Mustaine all the best and hope that he makes a full recovery real soon.

    Stay Strong.

  2. Anybody notice how locked in Geezer was to Bill Ward’s bass drum and how emotional that was?
    Man, this is terrible news but I bet he recovers and makes another good album.

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