Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine has released a statement via his official FaceBook page with the news that he has been diagnosed with throat cancer. The frontman says that treatment has already began which has understandably resulted in the cancellation of most of this year’s tour dates except for Megacruise which is still due to go forth.
The statement posted on FaceBook 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,
PlanetMosh wishes Dave Mustaine all the best through his treatment and recovery.