Dave Mustaine Updates Fans on Vocal Damage
Megadeth head Dave Mustainehas updated
fans on the current condition of his voice after
recently being diagnosed with a cyst on his vocal chords.
The metal legend took to Facebook to update his army of fans, or
'droogies' as he refers to them, on the situation as well as
issuing a vow to cut down on swearing whilst on stage.
See the full statement below.
"I wanted to check in with you as I get ready to start
tracking my 14 Megadeth record. For some of you that are new fans;
the word 'Droogie' may seem a strange way to start a letter, but it
means 'friend' supposedly in Russian slang. I got the idea to call
you that from watching Alex from 'A Clockwork Orange' call his two
co-conspirators that. So, now you know I ain't calling you
"druggies." Onward to the update.
"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
p-y 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
"I walked away from the surgery, which was done after the
concert (who's the p-y 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
"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
"Here's to a great fu- erm, a great flipping new record and
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