Megadeth Singer Dave Mustaine Gets ‘Very Positive’ News About His Cancer Battle


Story by Anne Erickson, promo photo by Jeremy Saffer

Dave Mustaine of Megadeth says “doctors are feeling very positive” regarding his fight with throat cancer

Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine has some good news when it comes to his fight with throat cancer.

“I’m almost through the last round of treatment and my doctors are feeling very positive regarding my progress,” Mustaine wrote in a statement posted to Megadeth’s website.

“I want to thank all of you for the support and well wishes these last few months,” he added. “I can’t express enough gratitude, as it has made this hard road easier knowing you are in my corner fighting with me!”

Mustaine dropped the news about his cancer diagnosis in June, explaining that his doctors had “mapped out a treatment plan which they feel has a 90 percent success rate.” Even though the prognoses was good from the start, Megadeth was forced to cancel most of their 2019 tour dates to enable Mustaine to get treatment.

Megadeth will be be involved with their upcoming MegaCruise concert cruise in October, although it’s questionable whether they’ll perform. The band’s first round of tour dates since Mustaine’s diagnosis will be the band’s tour of Europe with Five Finger Death Punch, which kicks off in January.

“Over the next few weeks my condition will be evaluated, and I will keep you posted on my progress as we get closer to the sailing date of the first MegaCruise!” Mustaine wrote on the band’s website. “We can’t wait to see you, and I know all of the other wonderful artists feel the same way. Let’s make this event one for the record books.”



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