Members of MEGADETH, ANTHRAX, OVERKILL, STRYPER, LACUNA COIL and FOZZY are among the musicians who have wished Dave Mustaine a speedy recovery after he announced that he has been diagnosed with throat cancer.
Mustaine revealed his cancer diagnosis earlier today on social media. He said that he has already begun treatment as part of a plan that his doctors feel has a "90% success rate."
Although most of MEGADETH's previously announced 2019 tour dates will be canceled as Mustaine undergoes treatment, the MEGADETH-curated Megacruise — which is set to take place October 13-19 — will still depart as scheduled, "and the band will be a part of it in some form," Mustaine said.
Mustaine was a member of METALLICA for less than two years, from 1981 to 1983, before being dismissed and replaced by Kirk Hammett. He went on to form MEGADETH and achieve worldwide success of his own.
In the past three and a half decades, Mustaine has earned a loyal following. The Southern California native can be considered an architect of the speed metal movement, which is one of many branches on the family tree of heavy, guitar-based music.
Believing in faith that God can and will heal and restore you my friend..... Many are with you in thoughts & prayers??? https://t.co/e7kmrxs9fl— MichaelSweet Stryper (@michaelhsweet) June 17, 2019
To our brother Dave, We are with you. Stay strong and all the best for your speedy recovery. Much love from all of us at Anthrax https://t.co/80H17DJagn— Anthrax (@Anthrax) June 17, 2019
Sending love brotha ?? ??❤️— Jamey Jasta (@jameyjasta) June 17, 2019
Prayers and good energy for a full recovery. https://t.co/HPsyT8bDO2— Tony Franklin (@FretlessMonster) June 17, 2019
Positivity and love to you, brother! You will get through this better and stronger than before. Horns up— Alan Robert (@arobert) June 17, 2019
Kick it’s ass Dave !!!— Tracii Guns (@traciiguns) June 17, 2019
All our strength and love to you my friend. If there’s anyone who can conquer this, it’s you. You’re our hero and we wish nothing but the best for you. ?❤️?— Matthew kiichichaos Heafy (@matthewkheafy) June 17, 2019
Hang in there Dave, my friend. Unwelcome news but we’ve got your back and know you’ll fight this off with the same intensity & passion that you’ve brought to music (& for which we’re all grateful). May a true “Holy War” be declared on cancer https://t.co/sccS5khxF9— Alex Skolnick (@AlexSkolnick) June 17, 2019
@DaveMustaine ...Get well Dave.— Steve Lukather (@stevelukather) June 17, 2019
If anyone can beat this its you!