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Megadeth's Dave Mustaine diagnosed with throat cancer

Megadeth's Dave Mustaine © Getty

Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine has revealed he’s been diagnosed with throat cancer.

The singer and guitarist announced the news in a post on Megadeth’s official website this evening and explained that the majority of the band’s 2019 shows have been cancelled while he receives treatment.

His full statement reads:

“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”

Everyone at Planet Rock wishes Dave a speedy recovery.

Members of Megadeth, Anthrax, Toto, Black Star Riders, Overkill, Stryper, Lacuna Coil, Fozzy and many other stars from across the rock world have reacted to the news on social media. You can read some of the posts below: 

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