Dave Mustaine shared sad news with fans — the leader of the American thrash metallers Megadeth was diagnosed with throat cancer. A 57-year-old musician reported this on Facebook.
"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,
Due to this news Megadeth canceled their nearest performance, which was planned to be held on July 4 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (USA).
The upcoming Megacruise will be the first Megadeth's own cruise, which will take place on October 13-18. Among its performing acts, along with Megadeth, are announced Anthrax, Testament, Suicidal Tendencies, DragonForce, Overkill and other bands.