Dave Mustaine, frontman of metal legends Megadeth told the fans gathered at the band’s London concert on Friday January 3i st, that his doctors said that he is now “100% cancer free.”
According to Antimusic, Mustaine had been diagnosed last year with throat cancer. The prognosis is now good and at the recent concert, he was able to share the good news.
He told the fans that had gathered, “About a year ago, we were working on our new album back in Franklin, Tennessee, and I started to feel some pain over here [pointing to his throat]. “So I went to the doctor and he said, ‘Dave, you have cancer.’ And I went, ‘F***! I have cancer.’
And I was so shocked. At first, I thought, ‘Am I afraid?’ And then I said, ‘No. I’m f***ing pissed.’ And we stopped the record; we stopped everything. The effect was numbing “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. Mustaine spoke about how he had got the strength and encouragement from his family and that the support he had received from his fans had kept him going each day. He went on to say “On October 16th, I went to go see the doctor, and he said, ‘You’re 100% free of cancer.'”