Dave Mustaine has addressed his battle with throat cancer, issuing an update on his health as Megadeth's festival cruise, Megacruise, nears.

Reassuring fans and thanking them for their support, Mustaine expressed that doctors are feeling "very positive" as he draws closer to the finish line during his last round of treatment.

In the statement, the Megadeth legend explained that doctors will be evaluating his condition throughout the next few weeks, vowing to provide further updates as more news comes. He finished off by looking forward to the Megacruise, which launches on Oct. 13.

Read the full statement from Mustaine below.

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.


Since revealing his diagnosis in June, Mustaine and the rest of Megadeth have been working on material for their next album, the follow-up to 2016's Dystopia.

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