Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine shares thanks for support following cancer diagnosis

Paul Archuleta/FilmMagicMegadeth frontman Dave Mustaine has shared a statement thanking those who've shared their support following last week's news that he'd been diagnosed with throat cancer.

"I wanted to take a moment real quick and thank my family, my friends and the best fans in the world for all of your support and love the last few days," Mustaine said in a video posted Monday.

"We're gonna beat this thing together," he added.

The 57-year-old Mustaine revealed his diagnosis in a Facebook post last Monday, June 17.

"I'm working closely with my doctors, and we've mapped out a treatment plan which they feel has a 90 percent success rate," he wrote. "Treatment has already begun."

Following the news, Megadeth canceled the majority of their tour dates. However, Mustaine continues to work with the band on their next album, the follow-up to 2016's Dystopia. On Monday, drummer Dirk Verbeuren shared a photo of Mustaine in the studio.

"Dave Mustaine working on #megaalbum16 like a true warrior," he wrote in the caption. "Let's keep Dave and his family in our thoughts."

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