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.

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  • shannon mehaffey on

    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.

  • ghost of craig on

    I am really getting into Dystopia! I hear a lot of the old Megadeth from the first three releases in this great cd!! Conquer or Die is one of my favs.

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