MEGADETH's Dave Mustaine - "My Problem With My Vocal Chords Is Treatable"

October 27, 2012, 4 years ago

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MEGADETH's Dave Mustaine has revealed that "last Thursday I went to see an ENT (ear, nose, and throat Doctor), to find out the status of the damage to my vocal chords that they discovered prior to my surgery, and my neck from after the surgery. I was told during the first MRIs that I had a cyst or something on my vocal chords, and I didn't give it anymore thought, because the fusion was way more important.

I still find it laughable that someone I know said I was a pussy while lying in an ER awaiting spinal surgery for contemplating cancelling the BIG 4 show in NYC. I guess the old saying, 'You spot it - you got it!' applies here. Except I don't want to offend our female fans by comparing this excrement to a body part of theirs.

I walked away from the surgery, which was done after the concert (who's the pussy now?) and was a complete success, thinking I had nodes or polyps or something, and I wanted to wait until a year after the surgery to go get checked, because I just didn't want to go under the knife again that soon, if of course I had too. Thank God I don't.

Fortunately, if you can say that, my problem with my vocal chords is treatable, and it is just a matter of exercise, diet, and eating habits. I started drinking Aloe Juice, taking a tablet for my stomach, and I have to cut out some things I like. Coffee is one of things, but since I am not a cheerleader for overpriced - overrated Starbucks, like Thor and Junior, I am not taking this too hard. I am bummed about no chocolate (I love chocolate!), and tomatoes (no spaghetti or pizza), but I am loving this Countdown 20th Anniversary tour, and with the new record starting next week, singing is more important to me than ever.

Thanks for all of your support through this whole ordeal, and I really, really look forward to seeing you at some point before the end of the year. Check out our support band KYNG and lemme know what you think. I like 'em and I hope you will too.

One last thing, I don't generally watch video of myself, unless we are mixing or editing something, and over the last few months I had to; for one reason or another. I am really embarrassed by how much I swear or swore on stage and in interviews. I'm not a prude, but I am sorry for my language and some of the offensive words I chose to say. We all have said stuff we regret, and while I don't 'regret it' I do feel that you deserve better from me.

Here's to a great fu...., erm, a great flipping new record and tour!"

Catch Megadeth on the Countdown To Extinction 20th Anniversary Tour at the following shows:


9 - Providence, RI - Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel
10 - Huntington, NY - Paramount Theatre
11 - Worcester, MA - The Palladium
13 - Wallingford, CT - Oakdale Theatre
14 - Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom
16 - Atlantic City, NJ - House Of Blues
17 - Niagara Falls, NY - Rapids Theatre
19 - Stroudsberg, PA - Sherman Theater
20 - Columbus, OH - LC Pavilion
24 - Myrtle Beach, SC - House Of Blues
25 - Charlotte, NC - Fillmore
26 - Atlanta, GA - Tabernacle
28 - Kansas City, MO - Midland Theatre


1 - Salt Lake City, UT - Great Saltair
2 - Boise, ID - Knitting Factory
4 - Reno, NV - Grand Sierra Theatre
6 - Las Vegas, NV - House Of Blues
7 - Pomona, CA - Fox Theatre
8 - Tempe, AZ - Marquee Theatre

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