The rock community rallies around Dave Mustaine's cancer diagnosis

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June 17, 2019

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Dave Mustaine of Megadeth revealed he's battling throat cancer with a post on the band's Instagram account.

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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After sharing these details with fans and friends all over the globe, it should come as no surprise that the rock community stepped in to offer support as Dave navigates the battle ahead. Everyone from John 5 to Papa Roach to longtime Megadeth bandmate David Ellefson is sending strength and love.




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Sending out love and prayers to my bro @davemustaine as he gets ready to battle throat cancer. Dave is a fighter and he’s at his best when he’s pissed look out cancer! The metal community is with you Dave...! #FuckCancer

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We will continue to keep tabs on his prognosis and KISW wishes him the best in fighting the good fight - f*** cancer!


Happy Rocking,


Taryn Daly



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