News•February 2, 2020 11:34 AM ET•2,506 views
Megadeth's Dave Mustaine reveals that he is now cancer-free
Megadeth mastermind Dave Mustaine has announced that he's been cancer-free since October. Mustaine originally revealed his throat cancer diagnosis last June. Speaking to the crowd during Megadeth's concert Friday, January 31 in London, Mustaine issed this update:
"About a year ago, we were working on our new album back in Franklin, Tennessee, and I started to feel some pain over here [points to his 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. At first, I thought, 'Am I afraid?' And then 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. And 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 [our song] 'Peace Sells'. I pray every day. I say that in the song. I've said it since the second record. But I thought about you guys every day too. And I thought about my family. And I got this power from you guys. And I just kept thinking about it. And on October 16th, I went to go see the doctor, and he said, 'You're 100 percent free of cancer.'"You can watch the entire Megadeth performance here:
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