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Dave Mustaine Diagnosed With Throat Cancer


In terrible news, Megadeth vocalist and guitarist Dave Mustaine has announced that he has been diagnosed with throat cancer.

Telling his fans via Facebook, he explained that treatment has already begun. He said: “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 on megadeth.com as we get it. Megadeth will be back on the road ASAP.”

He also talked of his upcoming plans while receiving treatment: “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.”

Messages of support for Mustaine are, as you can imagine, starting to pour in on social media. Anthrax’s Scott Ian reached out straight away saying: “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!”

From all of us here at Rock My World, we wish you a speedy recovery and are willing you along as you fight the good fight.


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