Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine announces that he had throat cancer. But he talks about he has been “100% Cancer-Free” since October.
The 58-year-old guitarist/vocalist revealed his throat cancer diagnosis last June 2019. Also, share this announcement on social media and saying the doctors had given him a 90 percent chance of winning the illness. 5 months later, he gave an interview to Rolling Stone in which he said that he wasn’t officially in remission. But that he had finished the certain treatment and had also started rehabilitation. Then last night on January 31 at the SSE Arena in London, UK. Megadeth’s founder Dave Mustaine has announced that he is “100% cancer-free” as of October 2019.
Dave Mustaine talks fans during the concert and between ‘Tornado of Souls’ and ‘Dystopia’:
“About a year ago, we were working on our new album back in Franklin, TN, and I started to feel some pain here *points at throat*, so I went to the doctor and he said, ‘Dave, you have cancer.’ And I went, ‘Fuck!… I have cancer…’ And I was so shocked. And at first, I thought, you know, ‘Am I afraid?’; and I said, ‘No, I’m fucking pissed.’
“And we stopped the record, we stopped everything, I went into treatment for cancer. It was 51 radiation treatments and nine chemo treatments. Also, when it was all said and done, every day I would think, ‘I can’t face not playing again; I can’t face not playing again.”
“So I would pray – I know a lot of you guys know that I pray, I say that in ‘Peace Sells’ [refering to the ‘What do you mean I don’t believe in God? I talk to him every day’ line in the 1986 song]; I pray every day, I say that in the song, I’ve been saying it since the second record. But I thought about you guys every day too, and I thought about my family, I got this power from you guys and I just kept thinking about it… And on October 16, I went to go see the doctor and he said, ‘You’re 100% free of cancer.'”
Megadeth continues to 2020 tour with Europe/Five Finger Death Punch and Bad Wolves. Check out the Dave Mustaine speech below.
Here are the remaining dates of Megadeth:
Feb 03: Berlin Max-Schmeling Halle, Germany [tickets]
Feb 04: Hamburg Sporthalle, Germany [tickets]
Feb 06: Frankfurt Festhalle, Germany [tickets]
Feb 08: Oberhausen Koenig-Pilsener Arena, Germany [tickets]
Feb 09: Stuttgart Schleyerhalle, Germany [tickets]
Feb 10: Munich Olympiahalle, Germany [tickets]
Feb 12: Warsaw Torwar, Poland [tickets]
Feb 14: Prague Tipsport Arena, Czech Republic [tickets]
Feb 16: Milan Alcatrazz, Italy [tickets]
Feb 17: Zurich Hallenstadion, Switzerland [tickets]
Feb 19: Vienna Stadthalle, Austria [tickets]
Feb 20: Budapest Sportarena, Hungary [tickets]