Megadeth singer and guitarist Dave Mustaine has been diagnosed with neck cancer.
He revealed the news on Facebook and reports that he has already started treatment.
Mustaine says: "I have been diagnosed with neck cancer. It is clearly something to be respected and faced with – but I have introduced obstacles earlier.
" I work closely with my doctors, and we have mapped out a treatment plan that they consider having a 90% successful rate. Treatment has already begun.
"Unfortunately, this requires us to cancel most exhibitions this year. 2019 Megacruise will happen, and the band will be part of it in some form. All updated information will be available at megadeth.com when we receive it. Megadeth comes back on the road ASAP. "
Mustaine adds:" At the same time, Kiko, David, Dirk and I are in the studio and are working on the follow-up to Dystopia ̵
Support notices have begun to flood in for Mustaine on social media, with Anthrax Scott Ian, one of the first to wish his friend well.
He says:" Please join me when you send all our most powerful positive check on my brother Dave. You have this my friend, you can beat it – as if you hit me in wrestling! Throw his ass and get well! "
Mustaines Megadeth Comrade David Ellefson says:" Pray for my friend Dave Mustaine for a complete and quick recovery! "
Chris Jericho uploaded a picture of himself and Mustaine on Instagram and said," Send out love and prayers to my brother Dave Mustaine as he gets ready to beat neck cancer. Dave is a fighter and he is best when he is pissed … so check out cancer! The metal community is with you Dave. "
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@Dave Mustaine – Dean CEO @EvanRubinson says, "We rally behind Dave and his family at this time of need and offers all support. One of our dean families has to do with something that is close to home for me and we wish with all our hearts and heal our brother. "Pic.twitter.com/pr1UlSwUQLJun 17, 2019
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