Megadeth singer Dave Mustaine diagnosed with throat cancer: 'Will be back on the road ASAP'
Megadeth has canceled many of their upcoming shows after their frontman revealed his diagnosis on Instagram.
Legendary thrash metal pioneer Dave Mustaine has been diagnosed with throat cancer. Reports state that Megadeth canceled many of their upcoming shows after their frontman revealed his diagnosis on Instagram.
Mustaine took to the photo-sharing app and revealed: "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 percent success rate. Treatment has already begun," he wrote.
"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," the singer added.
Reports state that Megadeth's tour scheduled for this year mixed festival dates across the United States, including Milwaukee's Summerfest and Psycho Las Vegas. They had also planned a few of their shows with Ozzy Osbourne.
The band also had a few gigs scheduled for September in South America, and its mega-cruise was set for Oct.13-18 this year.
Despite the sad news, the band said that its other band members will continue to work as their frontrunner receives cancer treatment.
Mustaine concluded his post with: "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."