In the latest appearance on January 31 at the SSE Arena in London, the American heavy metal band Megadeth legend Dave Mustaine, who announced his throat cancer diagnosis last June, has talked about his state of health and stated that he is 100% free of cancer.
The successful guitarist looked back and revealed how the diagnosis was made and how he felt that. He also talked about how he reacted.
“About a year ago, we were working on our new album back in Franklin, TN, and I started to feel some pain here [points at throat], so I went to the doctor and he said, ‘Dave, you have cancer.’
“And I went, ‘Fuck!… I have cancer…’ And I was so shocked. And at first, I thought, you know, ‘Am I afraid?’; and I said, ‘No, I’m fucking pissed.’”
Dave also talked about the treatment process.
“And we stopped the record, we stopped everything, 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.’”
He stated that he prayed every day during the healing process and got his power from the fans.
“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 been saying it since the second record.
“But I thought about you guys every day too, and I thought about my family, I got this power from you guys and I just kept thinking about it…”
Finally, he gave us happy news…
“And on October 16, I went to go see the doctor and he said, ‘You’re 100% free of cancer.’”