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Megadeth Cancel Tour After Frontman Reveals Throat Cancer Diagnosis

Megadeth's frontman Dave Mustaine has revealed he has been diagnosed with throat cancer.

Mustaine, who began his career as a member of Metallica, revealed in a statement this week that he had already begun treatment.

"It's clearly something to be respected and faced head on," Mustaine posted on social media, adding, "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," Mustaine continued, adding that "treatment has already begun."

The singer and guitarist went on to explain that due to his diagnosis, the band would be forced to cancel some of their upcoming shows for the rest of the year.

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While tour dates have been canned following the news, Mustaine assured fans the hotly anticipated Megacruise would still go ahead. The cruise departs Los Angeles in October for what is described as "five days and nights of heavy metal decadence and debauchery".

Basically, it'll be the Titanic but with more headbanging.

This isn't the first complication the band has faced due to Mustine's health. In 2014 they were forced to pull out of Motörhead's own cruise as Mustine was recovering from complications due to cervical spine surgery.

Mustine also confirmed the band will continue to work on their sixteenth studio album, a follow-up to 2016's 'Dystopia'.

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