Dave Mustaine announces: I’m ‘100 Percent’ Cancer-Free

Dave Mustaine shared the news on stage that he is “100 percent” cancer-free during Megadeth concert at the SSE Arena in London Friday, January 31st.

Dave Mustaine announces: I’m ‘100 Percent’ Cancer-Free
Dave Mustaine

Dave Mustaine told the good news to the crowd at SSE Arena in London on Friday - Jan. 31.

Dave Mustaine told the crowd about his throat cancer diagnosis last year, which he was given right as Megadeth was recording their new album. “At first, I thought, ‘Am I afraid?'” Dave Mustaine recalled. “And then I said, ‘No. I’m fucking pissed.’ And we stopped the record, we stopped everything.”

He continued, “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,' so I would pray. 

“I know a lot of you guys know that I pray. I say that in Peace Sells. I pray every day. I say that in the song. I've said it since the second record.

“But I thought about you guys every day, too. And I thought about my family. And I got this power from you guys. And I just kept thinking about it.

“And on October 16, I went to go see the doctor, and he said, 'You're 100% free of cancer.'"

Megadeth’s European tour will continue through February and, so far, the band has yet to announce any other shows for this year.