Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine diagnosed with throat cancer

Jason LaVeris/FilmMagicMegadeth frontman Dave Mustaine has revealed he's been diagnosed with throat cancer.

The 57-year-old rocker announced the news Monday in a Facebook post, writing that he's already begun treatment.

"It's clearly something to be respected and faced head on -- but I've faced obstacles before," Mustaine wrote. "I'm working closely with my doctors, and we've mapped out a treatment plan which they feel has a 90 [percent] success rate."

In light of this news, "most" of Megadeth's 2019 tour dates have been canceled, though the band's MegaCruise will still happen, and they'll participate in "some form."

"Megadeth will be back on the road ASAP," Mustaine promised.

In the meantime, Mustaine and the rest of Megadeth will continue to work on their 16th studio album, the follow-up to 2016's Dystopia.

"I can't wait for everyone to hear," Mustaine said.

"I'm so thankful for my whole team -- family, doctors, band members, trainers, and more," he added.

"I'll keep everyone posted."

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