Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine diagnosed with throat cancer, cancels most 2019 tour dates

While the band is working on the follow up to their most recent return to form, Dystopia, legendary thrash metal band Megadeth have revealed some bad news – guitarist/vocalist Dave Mustaine, who founded the band in the early 80’s after a fallout with Metallica, has announced he has been diagnosed with throat cancer. This has also resulted in the cancellation of most of their 2019 tour dates, with the notable exception of the band’s Megacruise, which will still go on.

Dave Mustaine issued a statement on the band’s official website, which you can read below. The outpouring of support from Mustaine’s colleagues and bandmates, including David Ellefson, has certainly been encouraging as Mustaine battles what is sure to be a tough challenge.

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