Home > News & Reviews > Megadeth

Megadeth's Dave Mustaine Reveals Throat Cancer Diagnosis

Monday, 17 June 2019 Written by Jon Stickler

Dave Mustaine has been diagnosed with throat cancer.

The 57-year-old Megadeth vocalist and guitarist confirmed the news with a statement on the band's official website this afternoon, reporting that he's already begun treatment.

Mustaine also revealed that work had started on the follow up to 2016's 'Dystopia'. 

"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"





Let Us Know What You Think - Leave A Comment!




Related News

Megadeth Release Lying In State Video
Thu 01 Feb 2018
Megadeth have shared a video for Lying In State.
Megadeth Confirm Autumn North American 'Dystopia' Tour Dates With Amon Amarth & Suicidal Tendencies
Mon 18 Jul 2016
Megadeth will bring their Dystopia tour back to North America this autumn.
Former Megadeth Drummer Nick Menza Dies Aged 51
Mon 23 May 2016
Nick Menza has died aged 51.
Five Finger Death Punch Announce 2020 Cardiff And London Arena Shows With Megadeth
Mon 09 Sep 2019
Five Finger Death Punch have confirmed two huge UK shows for January 2020.
Slipknot Announce UK And European We Are Not Your Kind Arena Tour - How To Buy Tickets
Thu 22 Aug 2019
Slipknot will bring their We Are Not Your Kind World Tour to the UK and Europe in 2020.
Thy Art Is Murder Announce Human Target 2020 UK Tour
Fri 16 Aug 2019
Thy Art Is Murder have announced the Human Target UK tour.
Slayer Announce Live Album And Film 'The Repentless Killogy'
Fri 13 Sep 2019
Slayer have announced a new live album and film.
Babymetal Share Release Date, Tracklist And Artwork For Third Album 'Metal Galaxy'
Fri 09 Aug 2019
Babymetal have shared further details about their upcoming third studio album.
 
< Prev   Next >