MEGADETH frontman Dave Mustaine has revealed that he unfortunate news that he was diagnosed with throat cancer recently and released a statement telling fans about the diagnosis, treatment and future of the band.

Mustaine told fans that he is already in treatment and that the plan they are mapping out may have a 90% success rate. Although the band is cancelling most of their shows this year, so that Mustaine can get this taken care of, the band will still be hosting their ‘Megacruise’ and working on the follow up album to Dystopia.

Read his full statement below:

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

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