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Dave Mustaine Posts Health Update Online Following Trip To The Hospital

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Megadeth's Dave Mustaine has posted the following update online regarding his recent trip to the hospital and having to cut the band's March 16th performance in St. Petersburg, Russia short.

"Last night I was getting ready for the concert, and two hours before the show, I started to feel like I had a hernia, or more like I had been hit in the groin.

"I told my tour manager that I needed a doctor and that there was no way I was going to get through this on my own; that I thought it might be in my best interest to consider canceling the show.

"Now I rarely, if ever cancel shows, and after 45 minutes of prayer with my loving wife and sweating like a dog, I was told to pee for the doctors. They then explained that there was blood in my urine. I was mad; I would say pissed, but that is an obvious pun.

"So they gave me an IV, and analgesic, and an anti-inflammatory injection. The next hour is kinda blurry, but I woke up and David [Ellefson, Megadeth bassist] was holding my hand and praying over me, and even Tom [Araya] and Dave [Lombardo] from Slayer came in to check on me, so I knew I was gonna be OK.

"For now.

"And to anyone that thinks Tom and I are still opposed, I feel sorry for you.

"Anyway, when I woke up, they said that there was so many people outside of the venue still, that they could hold the show for 30 additional minutes, and I said, 'Guys, I am OK, and we can do this.'

"Well, the doctors were not amused at all.

"But then again, they have never met the likes of one Dave Mustaine.

"I told the band that I was 'OK' going on for a few songs, to at least help the fans feel a teensy bit better, and that not to allow the promoter to cancel the show.

"Please don't get me wrong, the promoter did not want me to cancel, but he also was concerned with my health.

"So what was said was this:

"Dave Mustaine has become seriously ill (the kidney stone and the blood in my urine), and the doctors are INSISTING he goes to the hospital.

"The crowd immediately voiced their displeasure, and right then, perfectly timed, the promoter finished by saying, 'But Dave Mustaine is refusing to go to hospital until he can play a few songs for you. So, stand by, because coming up next, MEGADETH!'

"The fans lost it.

"So we were going to play four songs and someone said, 'Let's play 'Trust', 'Sweating Bullets', 'Symphony Of Destruction', 'Peace Sells', and the 'Holy Wars' reprise,' and I said, 'We have to play 'A Tout Le Monde', and let's put that in before 'Sweating' and if I can't do it, then I will just skip it, and we can just go to 'Symphony'.'

"Well, it turns out that all of my friends were praying for me and when the lights went out the audience went off!

"I ended up playing all six songs after all, and I truly believe it was the prayer that got that stone out of me.

"I feel 95.7% better today, and I don't want anyone else to worry. I am a tough old skunk, and so I am taking this time to explain in more detail than I normally would about a physical matter.

"Thank you to everyone who prayed for me, and for everyone that continues to pray for me.

"And now, I have a concert I must go to. God bless you all, and now everyone who prayed for me, please pray for Jeff Hanneman of Slayer."

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xFiruath's avatar

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1. xFiruath writes:

Well that explains God's absence in Japan - he's too busy focusing on Dave Mustaine's urine, which is far more important. When folks like megadave talk about how they believe that prayer personally did something in their lives, they don't ever seem to stop and think about how incredibly selfish and offensive they may be sounding.

# Mar 18, 2011 @ 1:28 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. a guy writes:

and this is EXACTLY why i hate mustaine. f***ing fundy

# Mar 18, 2011 @ 1:41 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Cynic writes:

Best promoter line ever!

# Mar 18, 2011 @ 2:13 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. WOLF7 writes:

"after 45 minutes of prayer with my loving wife and sweating like a dog, I was told to pee for the doctors"
- A 45min prayer and a pee. Now THAT's Metal! :)

"I feel 95.7% better today, and I don't want anyone else to worry" - Oh, absolutely no problem with that, Dave.

"I am a tough old skunk". - You are, finally we agree, Dave. Probably not that tough though, but hey.

# Mar 18, 2011 @ 5:42 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Mashui writes:

Way to go Mustaine, looking forward to the next album and it's cool that he would still play a few songs even in pain.

Btw i don't get why some people are biased about him being a christian, it doesn't really interfere with his music anymore than Tom Arya let's it interfere with his. He doesn't mind saying fvck either.

# Mar 18, 2011 @ 6:39 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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He could've just said "f*** Japan, MY health is the most important matter of concern right now, cause I'm Dave Mustaine!"


"And Hetfield kicked my dog!"

# Mar 18, 2011 @ 9:21 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. brandedcfh420 writes:

I bet ol Dave spanks off to his own pictures. the fkr is so in love ith himself, that when he speaks, he immediately pops a boner!!!

on a serious note: good to see still went out and played some tunes. he should write a song about this called: Pass the Stone!!!!

# Mar 18, 2011 @ 10:41 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Diamond Oz writes:

It's not that people hate Mustaine for being a Christian, it's that he feels the need to bring it up at every given opportunity, whereas Tom Araya or Rob Halford will only talk about their Christian faith if asked, and even then they don't dwell on it. Mustaine needed to piss and thinks that only divine intervention can remove a kidney stone, the latest in several of his religious escapades. Let's not forget about when he demanded a band be pulled from a festival (Rotting Christ I think) because he found their name offensive to his beliefs and said Megadeth would pull out if they weren't booted. He seems like the sort of guy that if you said, "Oh for Christ's sake!" in the street, would turn around and chastise you for blasphemy. I don't hate the man, he's a phenomenal musician, and he has much right to his religious beliefs as anybody else, but he doesn't need to bring them up all the time, especially in this genre where the good of religion is often debated amongst fans.

# Mar 18, 2011 @ 11:22 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Blindgreed1 writes:

How anyone can call Dave Cumstain a pompous a$$ is just beyond me...

Sarcasm... I do it well.

# Mar 18, 2011 @ 11:31 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. hellrat writes:

geez...i couldn't even really read all of that, its just nauseating

'and now, all ye good and decent idolators who have fretted and frothed over ME, go then now, and lend thy divine and exalted intent to that hapless heathen Hanneman, as i have no further use for you!'

jesus fvcking christ...th!s guy could not be a bigger frikken tool

and ya branded---or maybe 'Bloodp!sser' :)

# Mar 18, 2011 @ 11:33 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. xFiruath writes:

I'm sensing there's going to be a theme to the next album. I'll be sorely disappointed in both "Pass the Stone" and "Bloodpisser" don't show up as song titles :)

# Mar 18, 2011 @ 11:42 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. R Tenney writes:

Hard to believe this is the same guy who wrote Looking Down the Cross Good Mourning:Black Friday etc. Megadeth show saved by prayer@ Divine Intervention. Wow! Ill get right on the praying for Hanneman thing though

# Mar 18, 2011 @ 12:16 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. hellrat writes:

ha!

"....pass the stone for Jesus---Bloodpissa! Bloodpissarrr!!

pass the stone by the grace of God---Bloodpissar! Bloodpissarrr! pass the Stone, and p!ss the Blooooood!!!...."

it would need a really heavy chugger for a riff i figure...hell, ol sh!tstaine would probably need to get a whole new line up to pull this epic motherfvcker off...

# Mar 18, 2011 @ 12:49 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. R Tenney writes:

Put your words HR to the chugging riffs at the end of Black Friday and you'd have a winner. Dave can do his cat screeched vocals and that song would fit nicely in the classic Megadeth canon

# Mar 18, 2011 @ 2:34 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. hellrat writes:

ha! that would work real good big R!

and megadump certainly ain't above recycling the riffage now are they??? ;)

shoot, im gonna throw it on \m/

NP---Good Morning/BF---peace sells....RIP Gar

# Mar 18, 2011 @ 2:46 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. R Tenney writes:

Met Megadeth in early 87 and I thought Gar was nicest of the bunch. Think ol Mustaine misses Gar. Love Megadeth but I think Mustaine is only 95.7 percent full of sh**!

# Mar 18, 2011 @ 2:53 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. Killfvckdie writes:

What a bunch of christians! How metal is that? Not very...sounds more like a Benny Hinn faith healing session to me. Gay.

And Slayer, they get more christian by the day! I cannot believe this is the same band that I had to hide their album cover (South of Heaven) back in the day from my mum cause it looked so fricken evil...! Now SHE would probably listen to them in her 70s! haha

Next thing they'll be singing Slayer & Megadeth songs down at the salvation army!

Metal is the music of Satan. If it's not for Satan then it's not metal. christianity is a lie - everyone knows that except maybe Mustaine but he probably thinks he *is* god!

# Mar 18, 2011 @ 4:31 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. Jenny writes:

Agreed with post 8. Although for-- "but he doesn't need to bring [his religious beliefs] up all the time, especially in this genre where the good of religion is often debated amongst fans" --I would say that it doesn't matter what fans think.

Black Metalists can express their beliefs for the self or for Satan and Christians can express their beliefs for a Christian God. It's how they do it, and well, I never could understand people who owe/thank God for EVERYTHING. Drives me nuts, heh.

# Mar 18, 2011 @ 5:30 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. Jenny writes:

P.S. Lol at post 6.

# Mar 18, 2011 @ 5:31 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. MetalFan420 writes:

Well i honor MegaDave for playing through pain/sickness but i cannot stand his use of faith at every opportunity he truly believes he is holier than thou. I wonder how much god approved of him when he was shooting heroin between his toes?

# Mar 18, 2011 @ 6:24 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. Pestilentich writes:

I love Megadeth, but seriously Dave there is no f***ing God stop being imprisoned by this. I heard Kerry actually say 'Its not that i have religion, its that im not a fan of human manipulation.' Maybe he didnt say that and i jsut think he did because of what i think. Its been proving Satanists, Christians, Hinduism, and every other religion are all the same they all focus on the Sun and Moon religion. This is why you see Jesus and Horus and other 'messiahs' with suns in the background.

# Mar 18, 2011 @ 7:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. Dave mustaine=god writes:

How can you deny that he is not? He wrote holy wars..... the punishment due and lest not forget the monumental album called RISK

# Mar 18, 2011 @ 7:42 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. MEGALAME writes:

Megadeth has over done themselfs now. Dave sounds terrible live now and now there playing for Rockstar before Godsmack and Disturbed.... There sure as hell better then Metallica these days but comon now Megadeth is now MegaLAME. If Dave Mustaine is now Christian because some rehab made him that, so all means great. Metal isn't supposed to be Christian. So Fvck Dave for bringing it up every moment he gets.

# Mar 19, 2011 @ 2:41 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. CorpusUpir writes:

I don't get why people bash Dave for being christian there is nothing wrong with that ,although I understand geting annoyed by constant reminding of it , it's no different then the black metalers going off about satan neither is metal. Metal is about individualism not being part of a religion and satanism just like christainity is a religion . So go with Kerry and stop being manipulated, but let people believe what they believe and stop being such close minded d***s about it .

# Mar 19, 2011 @ 6:28 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. WOLF7 writes:

^ dude, you kinda answered your own question about the religion issue; it's the constant reminding that's annoying.

And as a 'I believe in people and their acts, not gov or religion' kinda northern bloke, I agree, nothing wrong with being Christian, or any other (too lazy to list em here).

The ONLY thing that matters in the playoffs of Life is what you truly are, Not 'who' you are.

# Mar 19, 2011 @ 7:38 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. Diamond Oz writes:

Mmm. To me, when I see something about Megadeth or Dave Mustaine checking in, I'm much more interested to read about what they're upto musically, and if it's a health update, I just want to know that everyone's alright. That's probably true for most Megadeth fans too. What I have no interest in is Mustaine acting like it's amazing he passed a kidney stone and coming across as a sad old man that's trying to introduce Christianity to his fans, or "the kids."

"Hey guys, let's rock for Jesus! Sing along with Uncle Dave!

"Whaddya mean I don't like Hitchens?
I burn his books when I have to!

"If there's a prayer group,
I'll be the first in line
Then I'll write about it online"

Obviously that's an exaggeration, but that's how Mustaine comes across to me.

# Mar 19, 2011 @ 7:52 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. hellrat writes:

"...up on my PODIUM as the know all SCHOLAR
down in my seat of JUDGEMENT, gavel's bang, uphold the LAW
up on my SOAPBOX, a LEADER out to CHANGE THE WORLD
down in my pulpit as a HOLIER-THAN-THOU, would be MESSENGER OF GOD..." ---Holy Wars

oh, the prophetic irony....fvckin Menstrualstaine

.....chug-chugga-chugga-chug-chug....'now cleanse our souls in the name of Jesus---BLOODPISSA! BLOODPISSARRR!!!
make us pure in the eyes of God!BLOOOODPISSSAAAAARRR!!!!'

:)

# Mar 19, 2011 @ 1:23 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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28. adi writes:

the guys so full of himself-

"And to anyone that thinks Tom and I are still opposed, I feel sorry for you"

# Mar 19, 2011 @ 2:52 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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29. R Tenney writes:

Dave gave us all fair warning 25 years ago when he penned the line :whaydya mean I don't believe in God;I talk to him everyday; !Daves a typical born again with a suspect past. Good for him he found God and cleaned himself up. But the holier than thou preaching gets old! Oz seeing you read Hitchens;I'm wondering if you've touched on Bertrand Russells work on Christanity @ Religion. As a doubter I've touched on Hitchens;Dawson;Russell and found their works to be pretty satisfying

# Mar 19, 2011 @ 5:12 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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30. Diamond Oz writes:

Can't say I've ever read any Bertrand Russel to be honest. By Dawson, do you mean Richard Dawkins or is Dawson another writer?

# Mar 19, 2011 @ 6:16 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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31. R Tenney writes:

Oops Dawkins. The God Delusion. Great read. Dawson was an American game show host. Read Hitchens Portable Athiest recently and have read other things by him. Check out Russells Why I'm Not a Christian. Good stuff.

# Mar 19, 2011 @ 6:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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32. Diamond Oz writes:

Ah right. Yeah Dawkins is pretty awesome. I've got The God Delusion and The Greatest Show On Earth: The Evidence For Evolution, but I lent them to a mate so I haven't gotten around to reading them yet. When it comes to Hitchens, check out God Is Not Great and The Missionary Position, both excellent reads, and the latter is less than 100 pages.

# Mar 19, 2011 @ 7:48 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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33. R Tenney writes:

Yes read God is not Great a year so ago. Everynow and then he gets Invited on some of our political pundit programs and he usually has his way with them! Also have heard of some legendary Dawkins debates with religous scholars and he sends them reeling.

# Mar 19, 2011 @ 7:54 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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34. hellrat writes:

^its not hard to do...exausting, yes--but eventually they run out of options and begin their expert practice of guised contradiction....you have to get through that, and then you can pretty much shut em down and send em packing

you know it eh! the art of telling a man to go to hell so that he looks forward to making the trip...just so he can get away from the unbearable pressures of logic, reason, and rationale you have so callously laid upon him ;)

now then, praise jesus :)

# Mar 19, 2011 @ 8:09 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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35. R Tenney writes:

I work with a crazy assed loon who discovered Christ while serving a bid in a Florida penitentiary for robbing a liquor store at knifepoint. Its f***ers like these that scare me to death. Ever notice whenever there's calamity in the world the zealots are the first to respond @ blame it all on sinners. Gods Wrath and sh**! Such a crock! I'm happy I was raised by some pretty rational free thinking hippie parents. Just saying. Off topic and all

# Mar 19, 2011 @ 8:38 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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36. tallica_fan writes:

i counted the word 'pray' 8 times in that article. thats 8 times too many.

# Mar 20, 2011 @ 1:21 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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37. b.bristowe writes:

I dont know if anyone has ever passed a kidney stone. It is quite painful, however, for him to make it seem as heroic as he does is blasphemous.

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