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Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine diagnosed with throat cancer, the forthcoming tour has been cancelled!

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Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine revealed that he is diagnosed with throat cancer. They  have cancelled most of their 2019 forthcoming tour, due to the diagnosis.

Statement of Dave Mustaine about his condition on Facebook:

“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 per cent success rate. Treatment has already begun.

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

He also stated this about their “Megacruise” and the upcoming new release:

The recently announced “Megacruise” taking place between 13-19 October will take place as scheduled, “and the band will be a part of it in some form

They will also continue to work in the studio on the follow-up to their 2016 album ”Euphoria”, 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.”

His colleagues gave support to Dave, and they said this, below.

Anthrax’s Scott states this:

”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 its ass and get healthy!”

Mustaine’s Megadeth bandmate David Ellefson stated this about the whole story:

”Praying for my friend Dave Mustaine for a full and speedy recovery!”

More upcoming details about the story at Megadeth official Facebook page HERE.

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