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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"

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