It is a sad day for all Heavy Metal fans worldwide. The MEGADETH legend Dave Mustaine has sent an emotional message to his fans on the bands social media pages.
Dave is diagnosed with throat cancer.
You can read his full statement here:
"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,
Get well soon Dave! We all wish you a speedy recovery!
Photo: Manuel Miksche (Megadeth/Dave Mustain at Wacken Open Air 2017)