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Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine has given fans an update on his battle with throat cancer.

The 58-year-old metal icon first revealed his cancer diagnosis in June and immediately cancelled the majority of Megadeth’s 2019 touring commitments. 

In a new post on Megadeth's official website, Mustaine said he’s almost completed his last round of treatment and doctors are “very positive” about his progress. 

He added that specialists will continue to monitor his condition in the coming weeks and he’s looking forward to Megadeth’s inaugural Megacruise, which sets sail from Los Angeles on 13th October. 

Dave Mustaine’s full statement reads: 

“I wanted to take a moment to give you all an update on the current status of my health. I’m almost through the last round of treatment and my doctors are feeling very positive regarding my progress. I want to thank all of you for the support and well wishes these last few months. I can’t express enough gratitude as it has made this hard road easier knowing you are in my corner fighting with me!

“Over the next few weeks my condition will be evaluated, and I will keep you posted on my progress as we get closer to the sailing date of the first Megacruise! We can’t wait to see you, and I know all of the other wonderful artists feel the same way. Let’s make this event one for the record books. Less than 30 days till we are Thrashing through the Pacific!

“See you all very soon.


Following the Megacruise, Megadeth come to the UK in late January for shows at Cardiff Motorpoint Arena and London The SSE Arena, Wembley as special guests to Five Finger Death Punch. 

Tickets are on sale from Planet Rock Tickets now. See Five Finger Death Punch, Megadeth and Bad Wolves at the following shows:

Cardiff Motorpoint Arena – Thu 30th
London The SSE Arena, Wembley – Fri 31st