Dave Mustaine Battling Throat Cancer
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,
— David Ellefson (@ellefsondavid) June 17, 2019
— Brian Slagel (@brianslagel) June 17, 2019
— Sacred Reich (@SacredReich) June 17, 2019
Prayers and good energy for a full recovery. https://t.co/HPsyT8bDO2
— Tony Franklin (@FretlessMonster) June 17, 2019
— OVERKILL (@OverkillBand) June 17, 2019
Stay strong my brother, I wish you a speedy recovery, and the best of health!
— Mark McGrath (@mark_mcgrath) June 17, 2019
Please join me in sending all of our most powerful positive mind bullets to my brother Dave. You got this my friend, you can beat it (like you beat me in arm-wrestling!) Kick it’s ass and get healthy!!!… https://t.co/NFYbvZk8dg
— Scott Ian (@Scott_Ian) June 17, 2019
— Mike Portnoy 🤘 (@MikePortnoy) June 17, 2019
Hang in there Dave, my friend. Unwelcome news but we’ve got your back and know you’ll fight this off with the same intensity & passion that you’ve brought to music (& for which we’re all grateful). May a true “Holy War” be declared on cancer https://t.co/sccS5khxF9
— Alex Skolnick (@AlexSkolnick) June 17, 2019