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Megadeth Frontman Dave Mustaine To Undergo Neck Surgery

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Dave Mustaine, the lead singer and guitarist of American thrash metal legends Megadeth, announced today that he will be having some neck surgery done soon. A message from Mustaine reads as follows:

"Droogies!

When you love someone or something so much that it actually starts to hurt you, yet you continue to stay in a relationship, or in a circumstance, or in a situation where you start to do damage to yourself and others.

"Well, I have been working with a very badly damaged neck and the few lower vertebrae, right beneath my neck in between my shoulders is damaged too. What I have currently injured, and am requiring the start of what could be a very quick and painless procedure. I would work my ass off to heal again, like I did with my arm injury, and should be back in the saddle in no time.

"I will have to get a much more complicated procedure done, between my shoulders, after I get back from this year's touring which will end sometime short of the Christmas Holidays.

"I am asking for you to please send some prayers, and good thoughts my way on Thursday morning at 10:30 AM PST, July 30th.

"Thanks to my family; I love you all! Come on Oz!"

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1. Supastan writes:

i wont pray for you but i will hope things are ok and turn for the better... i love me some megadeth, besides i dont think jeebus likes me much, thats fine though, he wont let you listen to slayer, f*** sluts and smoke crack in heaven anyways..

# Jul 29, 2009 @ 11:14 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. btbamfav20 writes:

lol ya, i certainly won't pray for u, but i'll wish u the best of luck!

Now listening to: Ghost White Coma - Kill The Romance

# Jul 29, 2009 @ 12:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. tallica_fan writes:

"thats fine though, he wont let you listen to slayer, f*** sluts and smoke crack in heaven anyways.."

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA GOLD!!!

# Jul 29, 2009 @ 12:45 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Jenny writes:

Good luck, hope you'll feel better.

# Jul 29, 2009 @ 1:31 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. n0thinghead writes:

hope he dies so we could maybe stop hearing from him... even tho we all know that not even death could stop dave mustaine's self-absurbsion and public b!tching. #1 : ROFL!!! true, 'cause if metal is the devil's music, then hell's where the party's at man!! \m/

# Jul 29, 2009 @ 2:04 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. jimbo writes:

f*** dave mustaine. he's his own biggest fan. dipsh** actually said that pantera could thank him for their success. f***ing wake up and smell your bullsh** , dave. you ain't all that. b****.

# Jul 29, 2009 @ 2:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Brianmn writes:

Not a big Poopstaine fan but it makes me wonder how many metal guys have this problem.
Look at Slayer or pretty much any metal band that head bangs.
Sorry folks but your neck wasn't meant to do that.
No wonder none of these bands have any money it goes on chiropractor bills.

# Jul 29, 2009 @ 2:48 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. dzra writes:

Yeah dave, hope you feel better. I would like to see you on tour again but I don't think I'll have the chance. I hope everything goes well.

# Jul 29, 2009 @ 3:05 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. spiral_architect writes:

hey dave it's all that headbanging! i still say cannibal corpse will spin their heads right off into the audience someday!

# Jul 29, 2009 @ 3:52 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. slgrb writes:

To comment #9: well, if that ever happens, it'll fit their lyrics perfectly.

# Jul 29, 2009 @ 7:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. Rychemn writes:

I ain't scared........I'll say a prayer for ya Dave.....then maybe have my neck checked out, I've been banging it for as long as I can remember. Who would have thought this sh#t 30 years ago.......oh yeah, that's right..........I was told to stop doing that......oh well.....Metal4Ever...\M/..\M/


NP........Megadeth...........Peace Sells.

# Jul 29, 2009 @ 7:47 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. Necrovomit writes:

he should try falling onto a garbage can, it worked for homer simpson

# Jul 30, 2009 @ 12:40 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. thrashlord writes:

haha that was his back ^

# Jul 30, 2009 @ 3:15 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. Jamez writes:

I think its amazing someone would post something like this about himself. "Poor little me, Im hurting, say some prayers for me, I will be operated on... " blah blah. Dave really, really things the world spins around him. I knew this guy had one massive ego, but this is just ridiculous.

Or, maybe it´s just me. I´d just tell my family, and the buddies if I had to cancel on some stuff we had planned. Otherwise, who gives a f-ck? What´s all the fuzz all about. Am I wrong?

# Jul 30, 2009 @ 8:12 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. jbalanzar writes:

My best wishes to you Dave. . .

# Jul 30, 2009 @ 4:57 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. Shawna writes:

Dave, I hope all goes well. Religion doesn't do it for me, but I can still send prayers that you will be back on your feet in no time. Looking forward to going to your next concert tour for the new album!

# Jul 30, 2009 @ 7:21 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. Doctor Doctor writes:

Some blue m&m's and blue gatorade should get rid of his neck pain.

# Jul 30, 2009 @ 7:30 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. Jenny writes:

^Lol true that.

# Jul 31, 2009 @ 12:14 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. Slayer Saves writes:

Is "headbangers neck syndrome" covered under Workmans Comp?

# Jul 31, 2009 @ 12:20 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. metal pete writes:

dave,s been real good since his hand surgery,used ta think he was a bit of an arse,but he,s turned it around,this will be 4 trips to australia in 5 years who does that? noticed the change on the "blow up the universe" tour honest, thankful -i respect him and f*** he can play the guitar

# Jul 31, 2009 @ 1:35 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. Necrovomit writes:

no praying! only sacrifices to odin!

# Jul 31, 2009 @ 11:29 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. whitefntn writes:

man ,some of you guys really suck!!!the frontman of the last TRUE HEAVY MEATAL BAND ,ask for some prayer and you guys wanna ripp him a new ass!!ive known dave since we were kids and hes never been self absorbed!!hes always said if it wasnt for his fans he wouldnt have sh**!!and he is greatful to them!!so ,not only will i continue to pray for him and his family,,,ill pray for you as well!!lol...peace sells

# Aug 16, 2009 @ 10:04 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. whitefntn writes:
"hes never been self absorbed!!hes always said if it wasnt for his fans he wouldnt have sh!t"

dude, pull your tongue out of his ass!!!!

# Aug 17, 2009 @ 11:18 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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