Dave Mustaine | Throat Cancer Battle


We are heart broken to hear that Dave Mustaine has been stricken with throat cancer.
Dave posted the the news on Medadeths 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
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We wish the best of treatments and a quick recovery for Dave Mustaine. He is one of the icons I grew up with in metal music. I had Megadeth patches on my jean jacket and used to head bang in my room to “symphony of destruction” . We send our love to him and can’t wait to see him back on stage again healthy and strong! We love you Dave! - Chris Sturk and the f28 Team.

If you would like to leave word of encouragement or just positive love you can check out Megadeth’s Facebook page.