Earlier today, the rock and metal community were shocked to learn that Dave Mustaine has been diagnosed with throat cancer. The Megadeth frontman revealed the news in a social media post, and said he was already in treatment and doctors believe the treatment has a 90% success rate. Mustaine promised to continue working on the band's new album.
The community was quick to show an outpouring of support for the thrash legends. Comments, tweets and shares came pouring in, especially on Mustaine's Instagram page. In the comments, several notable metal musicians showed their support.
Megadeth guitarist Kiko Loureiro writes "Stay Strong @davemustaine We are here for you!You got this. You’re a fighter."
Slayer/Exodus guitarist Gary Holt wrote "Brother, stay strong"
Anthrax commented "To our brother Dave. We are with you, stay strong and all the best for your speedy recovery. Much love from Anthrax."
Lamb of God frontman Randy Blythe wrote "Handle your business & get better, bro. All the love & good vibes for a speedy recovery from me & my camp. You got this, dude."
Motley Crue's Nikki Sixx writes "You are in our prayers buddy. Need anything please reach out."
Arch Enemy's Alissa White-Gluz wrote "Sending you all the healing power in the world. You got this."
Lacuna Coil's Cristina Scabbia wrote "You are a master and a rock and you will overcome all this. We all love you very much 🖤"
Suicidal Tendencies commented "You got this brother! STay STrong!!! 👊🏼👊🏼👊🏼👊🏼"
Doyle kept it short and sweet, writing "💙🤘🏿💪🏿LOVEU BROTHER!!"
Former Fear Factory guitarist Christian Olde Wolbers "Wish you a speedy recovery my friend! You got this! #distilledwateronly"
Cephalic Carnage bassist Nick Schendzielos writes "Dave I believe your attitude towards this is 100% going to result in success. You've been an inspiration to so many for so long for your musical accomplishments…this time it's going to be for health and recovery. Wishing you the the best ✊🏼❤️"
Elsewhere on social media, there was a ton of love coming Mustaine's way:
— David Ellefson (@ellefsondavid) June 17, 2019
— OVERKILL (@OverkillBand) June 17, 2019
Sending love brotha 🙏🏻 🤘🏻❤️
— Jamey Jasta (@jameyjasta) June 17, 2019
— Sacred Reich (@SacredReich) June 17, 2019
— 𝕸𝖎𝖈𝖍𝖆𝖊𝖑 𝕬𝖒𝖔𝖙𝖙 (@Michael_Amott) June 17, 2019
Believing in faith that God can and will heal and restore you my friend….. Many are with you in thoughts & prayers🙏🙏🙏 https://t.co/e7kmrxs9fl
— MichaelSweet Stryper (@michaelhsweet) June 17, 2019
— BillyBio (@billybiohazard) June 17, 2019
@DaveMustaine – Dean CEO @EvanRubinson says, “We rally behind Dave and his family at this time of need and offer any and all support. One of our Dean family is dealing with something that is close to home for me and we wish with all our hearts, healing for our brother.” pic.twitter.com/pr1UlSwUQL
— Dean Guitars (@DeanGuitars) June 17, 2019
Go get em Dave! https://t.co/9Slav76MRq
— Doc Coyle (@DocCoyle) June 17, 2019