06.17.19

Message from Dave Mustaine

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 megadeth.com 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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88 Comments
  • Steven Stone

    I was about 12 or 13 when I first heard Megadeth along with many others. Dave has always been an inspiration to me. Even more so now. Not sure if Dave would read this personally and pretty sure if he did, he wouldn't remember me. I was a house roadie for a club in Riverside CA. called Monopolys. It was their Rust in Peace tour. He came out back after the sound check introduced himself (like he really needed too we all knew who he was.) long time ago. Dave has crawled through the slums of hell of humanity and find the truth . similar to my lifes journey. Dave and all he loves . GOD BLESS

    01.22.20 - 4:25 AM
  • Alesh Klimanek

    Dear Dave, I want to wish you all the best. Hope you get well soon. Be strong as your music is, be hard as your riffs are and hopefully see you soon on trash metal stage.

    09.25.19 - 2:01 PM
  • David Dattilo

    davey boy, whats your current status? hope your treatments are going well huh. God Bless

    08.26.19 - 1:35 PM
  • Subhasish Ray

    our prayers are with you.. we love you.. and will see you rockin the next time youre in town..

    06.27.19 - 3:16 PM
  • Spike Spiegel

    Megadeth was with me since I was in college (mid 90s)... and now in my 40s, Megadeth is still here with me when i have load of work to crunch!
    Megadeth will crunch everything...even Dave's " 'lil " problem (I refuse to name it)
    We are all here with you Dave!

    06.20.19 - 12:17 AM
  • Luis Ubando

    Hey Mustaine, my best wishes for u, stay strong.

    06.19.19 - 8:30 PM
  • Dennis Vogel

    Rock on Dave! You beat Heroin you can beat anything. Jesus takes care of his favorites!

    06.19.19 - 3:40 PM
  • miguel angel cavazos

    animo dave

    06.19.19 - 10:13 AM
  • Robert King

    Dave my family and i will have in r prayers god bless u and yours lots of love

    06.18.19 - 7:18 PM
  • Brian Newman

    Saddened to hear this news. Megadeth was the soundtrack to countless people’s adolescent years including my own and still is to this day at almost 40. Holy Wars.. the best guitar solo ever. Kick cancer’s ass Dave.
    Best wishes,
    Brian, Dora, Hunter, Kaden

    06.18.19 - 3:22 PM
  • Costin Tomescu

    Hello Dave, I'm shocked by news! It's tough ... and ugly news, but I'm sure I can hear her voice again on stage! I hope you read these lines, I honestly say I have tears in my eyes even if I am 44 years old! For more than 20 years I've been listening to Megadeth and I'm playing guitar songs! You are like a father and a mentor! These rows need to make you strong and overcome this difficult time of life! I wish you a lot of health and power to go over this difficult period of life! I want you to know how much you can with your health. I feel like I'll see you soon on stage! Hello, and do not forget that with you!

    06.18.19 - 11:45 AM
  • Brian Wall

    Hope you beat the shit out of cancer Dave, were thinking of you , love linda and Brian (uk)

    06.18.19 - 3:40 AM
  • zihan zhang

    我们在中国等你们!

    06.18.19 - 1:02 AM
  • zihan zhang

    As your biggest fans,I am so sorry to hear this.Hope for quick recovery,I will be always on your side!
    And I am gonna waiting in China for your next show.Love you DAVE!Love you MEGADETH!

    06.18.19 - 12:59 AM
  • Gerson Felipe Hernandez Castillo

    fuerza Mustaine, un abrazo muy grande mi guitarrista y vocalista favorito. tú estás para muchos años mas <3

    06.17.19 - 6:38 PM
  • Gary Goldgar

    I've been a fan since the beginning. The first time I heard Megadeth my thoughts were "this is what music is supposed to sound like!" Dave you are possibly the greatest musical genius of all time. Definitely of our time. No contest. Your example pulled me out of a really bad place about 15 years ago and I am eternally grateful for you. You will get through this and I will be at your next show in Dallas. See you soon brother.

    06.17.19 - 4:17 PM
  • Rub√©n Gonz√°lez

    Get well soon Dave, best wishes! Surround yourself by your loved ones, take it easy and you'll be rocking out again in no time. Your fans love you!

    06.17.19 - 2:57 PM
  • Gavin Hurlbut

    So sad. I'll be praying for you. I'm sad that I won't be able to see you in Tacoma July 13, I guess. I hope you have a make-up concert later on once you are recovered. I would have been my 3rd Megadeth concert (once in Toronto about 2005, once in Seattle about 2011), but I'm glad you are taking your health seriously. You'll make it through it all, I'm sure. See ya on the other side.

    06.17.19 - 2:49 PM
  • Safa Safizadeh

    دیويد عزیز. برات دعا ميکنم به فضل الهی که هر چه زودتر خوب بشی. آمين

    06.17.19 - 2:41 PM
  • Shantel Nedelea

    Praying for you, for healing and strength. Keep the faith and may God continue to bless you and your family.

    06.17.19 - 1:51 PM
  • Anderson Souzaq

    Estou chocado com a notícia, mas crendo que Deus é poderoso para lhe curar mais uma vez. A comunidade metal-cibernética vai junto nessa viagem de fé companheirismo e oração pelo cara mais casca dura da cena, com disposição pra driblar até a doença. Estamos juntos com você Dave! Deus lhe fortaleça.

    06.17.19 - 1:03 PM
  • Antonio Magno

    It was very hard for me to receive this new,mainly because I´m going to Rock in Rio,and I was so exciting about to watch Megadeth a live for the first time.Anyway God knows everything so I believe that you´ll be healthy soon.Brazil is with you brother!Be strong!

    06.17.19 - 12:42 PM
  • Keith Docwra

    Praying for you and wishing you a swift recovery.....And by His stripes we are healed....Who heals all your diseases....you know the source Dave...

    06.17.19 - 12:12 PM
  • Rob Key

    Prying for ya and sending you some positive thoughts. Now go kick some ASS!!

    06.17.19 - 11:22 AM
  • Pablo Ponce

    Fuerza Colo, te deseamos una pronta y rápida recuperación, y te esperamos nuevamente verlos en NEUQUÉN-Argentina. En el estadio RUCA-CHE!!!
    AGUANTE MEGADETH !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    06.17.19 - 11:19 AM
  • Mikhail Kushnir

    Dave, wishing you a speedy and full recovery. Take care of yourself!

    06.17.19 - 11:15 AM
  • Caike Bispo

    Praying for a fast recovery!

    06.17.19 - 10:27 AM
  • Pavel Selivanov

    Dave, we're all hoping and praying for a fast and easy recovery!

    06.17.19 - 10:10 AM
    • Webhost News

      Yeah buddy hope he will recover soon

      06.19.19 - 5:19 AM