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Megadeth's Dave Mustaine diagnosed with throat cancer

  • Published at 01:34 am June 18th, 2019
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The vocalist and guitarist of the band announced the news through a Facebook post on Monday

Dave Mustaine, the front man of Megadeath has been diagnosed with throat cancer.

The vocalist and guitarist of the band announced the news through a Facebook post on Monday.






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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, Dave Mustaine

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On his official Facebook page he wrote:  “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.”

He further wrote: “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.”

Megacruise is slated to begin on October 13.

Mustaine was a member of Metallica from 1981 to 1983. He later left to form Megadeth, which achieved worldwide success and is considered as one of the most influential and respected metal bands of all time.

The band has won 12 Grammy nominations and a Grammy Award in 2017 in the "Best Metal Performance" category for the title track "Dystopia."