Dave Mustaine has issued a health update as he revealed he’s almost through the last round of treatment. While doctors are feeling positive about the Megadeth singer’s overall progress, his condition will still be evaluated over the next few weeks as he’s gearing to set sail for the first-ever Megacruise. 

Read Mustaine’s full statement below:

A Message from Dave Mustaine

I wanted to take a moment to give you all an update on the current status of my health. I’m almost through the last round of treatment and my doctors are feeling very positive regarding my progress. I want to thank all of you for the support and well wishes these last few months. I can’t express enough gratitude as it has made this hard road easier knowing you are in my corner fighting with me!

Over the next few weeks my condition will be evaluated, and I will keep you posted on my progress as we get closer to the sailing date of the first Megacruise! We can’t wait to see you, and I know all of the other wonderful artists feel the same way. Let’s make this event one for the record books. Less than 30 days till we are Thrashing through the Pacific!

See you all very soon.


Exactly three months ago, Dave announced he was diagnosed with throat cancer. While the group has been slowly working on a follow-up to 2016’s Dystopia, they also took necessary precautions such as cancelling most of their 2019 shows for Mustaine to focus on his recovery.