Dave Mustaine was diagnosed with throat cancer.
the MEGADETH The leader announced the news of his diagnosis earlier today via his social media.
He wrote: "I have been diagnosed with cancer of the throat – it is clearly something to respect and face head-on – but I have already encountered obstacles. doctors and we have developed a treatment plan success rate of 90%, the treatment has already begun.
"Unfortunately, this requires the cancellation of most of this year's shows. Megacruise will occur and the group will be part of it in one form or another. All updated information will be on megadeth.com as soon as we get them. MEGADETH will be back on the road as soon as possible.
"Meanwhile, Kiko [[[[Loureiro, guitar], David [[[[Ellefson, bass], Dagger [[[[Verbeuren, drums]and I'm in the studio, following up on & # 39; Dystopia & # 39; – that I can not wait for everyone to hear.
"I am so grateful to all my team: my family, my doctors, group members, trainers and more.
"I'll keep everyone informed.
"See you soon, Dave Mustaine"
Mustaine was a member of METALLICA less than two years, from 1981 to 1983, before being dismissed and replaced by Kirk Hammett. He then trained MEGADETH and achieve its own global success.
In the last three decades, Mustaine has acquired a loyal clientele. The native of Southern California can be considered an architect of the speed metal movement, which is one of many branches of the genealogical tree of heavy guitar-based music.
MEGADETH has earned its place among the most influential and respected acts of metal of all time. During his illustrious 36-year career, the band has sold more than 38 million albums worldwide, recorded six consecutive platinum efforts, seven Top 10 albums, and won numerous accolades, including 12 Grammy nominations and 2017 Grammy Award in the "Best Metal Performance" category of the "Dystopia" title title.
MEGADETHof "Rust in peace", "Youthanasia" and "Cryptic Writings" the albums were all platinum certified, while "Countdown to extinction" went double platinum. This last album, published in 1992, is also the highest publication of the group, because it reached the number 2 of the Billboard 200.
I was diagnosed with cancer of the throat. This is clearly something to respect and face up to – but I faced …
Posted by Dave Mustaine on Monday June 17th, 2019
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