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ST. PAUL, MN - NOVEMBER 23: Lead singer Dave Mustaine with Megadeth performs at the Myth Nightclub on November 23, 2013 in St. Paul, Minnesota. It was their first stop as part of their new Super Collider Tour.

Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine has revealed in a statement that he’s been diagnosed with throat cancer.

Mustaine shared the news in a message on Megadeth’s official website that reads as follows:

“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 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”

We send our well-wishes to Mustaine during his treatment and hope for a speedy recovery.


Erica Banas is rock/classic rock news blogger that loves the smell of old vinyl in the morning.

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock news blogger who's well-versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice. #TransRightsAreHumanRights