Dave Mustaine of Megadeth Thanks Ozzy Osbourne, Paul Stanley and More for Support During Cancer Treatment

2019-12-05

Megadeth – Story by Charles Ken, promo photo by Jeremy Saffer

Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine says he feels “great” following his recent cancer treatment

Dave Mustaine of Megadeth is fighting throat cancer head on, and the metal community is reaching out to him to send their support. In a new interview with Rolling Stone, the musician talks about how he’s doing and what it was like having his musician friends come to his side.

“A lot came from people that I knew but I didn’t know cared,” Mustaine said. “I got a text message back from my old brother, James Hetfield, and I was so, so happy to hear from him. Contrary to what anybody says and contrary to any of the act that we put on, I love James and I know that James loves me and cares about me.”

Ozzy Osbourne and KISS’ Paul Stanley also reached out to Mustaine to offer their words of encouragement.

“Even the people who have a hard time with my behavior and my big mouth, I’m just so grateful for them showing care for me…at the end of the day, all we’ve got is each other here in this crazy metal community,” he said.

Mustaine’s throat cancer is a squamous cell carcinoma on the base of his tongue. It was found during a dental appointment.

“I thought about every single trick that I had learned about healing my body…and I did everything that the doctor said to a T,” he said. “And hopefully this is the end of it and I never hear of it again. But I feel great.”

Mustaine added that the doctors are “freaking out over how well I’ve healed.”

Mustaine is on track to join Megadeth for their 2020 European tour with Five Finger Death Punch. He hasn’t “officially” been okayed to tour yet, but he’s confident that when the time comes, he will be approved.

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