Megadeth - Frontman Collapses With Kidney Stone Agony


Earlier this week, Megadeth only managed to play a six-song set in St. Petersburg, Russia. Apparently frontman Dave Mustaine collapsed (that was a lie, he didn't collapse, he only passed out for a while, our apologies for any confusion, ed.) before the European Carnage Tour show with Slayer (that other band full of old men), and was found to be suffering the effects of a kidney stone. Medical experts wanted to send him to the hospital immediately, but Mustaine insisted on playing at least a short show.

Mustaine issued the following long-winded message explaining the events: "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 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 (who is recovering from surgery on his right arm)."

Source: rocknewsdesk.com
Band profile: Megadeth
Event: Slayer + Megadeth: European Carnage Tour
 
Posted: 19.03.2011 by Dominus


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19.03.2011 - 11:29
MechanisT
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What the hell's going on?! I'm getting sick and tired of all this crap! The amount of musicians dying/falling ill to serious ailments is staggering this year...
Hope he makes a speedy recovery...
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19.03.2011 - 11:38
In Bone Factory
I hope He'll catch his health and strength again.I love you Dave and wish you good luck
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19.03.2011 - 11:41
Elio
Red Nightmare
Written by Guest on 19.03.2011 at 11:29

What the hell's going on?! I'm getting sick and tired of all this crap! The amount of musicians dying/falling ill to serious ailments is staggering this year...
Hope he makes a speedy recovery...


you know, people getting older and shit. It's not like people can be healthy as their were in their 20s
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19.03.2011 - 11:41
Thryce
Retired Staff
Prayers... or tiger blood?
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19.03.2011 - 11:49
Brutalhellblazer
Jeff Hanneman,Tom Araya,Jim Sheppard and now Dave Mustaine...
WTF,They're all Fucking Sick...
Dave Rules
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19.03.2011 - 12:13
BloodTears
ANA-thema
Like I said elsewhere, I hope they all make it alive to Portugal. Fingers crossed.
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29

Like you could kiss my ass.
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19.03.2011 - 12:30
Yuyu
Best regards for Dave, rocker to the bone!!!
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19.03.2011 - 12:36
Kingface
Holy hell, not good. Sure he'll get through it though.
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19.03.2011 - 13:27
Metal Invader
Written by BloodTears on 19.03.2011 at 12:13

Like I said elsewhere, I hope they all make it alive to Portugal. Fingers crossed.

I agree..same here for Croatia
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19.03.2011 - 13:39
Syk
myspace/bonerama
But Dave, your balls, how are they? How are your balls, Dave? Dave's balls are all that really matter. I pray for your balls, Dave
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19.03.2011 - 14:07
moe5512
Written by Syk on 19.03.2011 at 13:39

But Dave, your balls, how are they? How are your balls, Dave? Dave's balls are all that really matter. I pray for your balls, Dave


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19.03.2011 - 14:40
Vitriolic Hate
Chaos Reaper
Written by Elio on 19.03.2011 at 11:41

Written by Guest on 19.03.2011 at 11:29

What the hell's going on?! I'm getting sick and tired of all this crap! The amount of musicians dying/falling ill to serious ailments is staggering this year...
Hope he makes a speedy recovery...


you know, people getting older and shit. It's not like people can be healthy as their were in their 20s

Indeed.
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19.03.2011 - 14:44
MechanisT
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Written by Elio on 19.03.2011 at 11:41

Written by Guest on 19.03.2011 at 11:29

What the hell's going on?! I'm getting sick and tired of all this crap! The amount of musicians dying/falling ill to serious ailments is staggering this year...
Hope he makes a speedy recovery...


you know, people getting older and shit. It's not like people can be healthy as their were in their 20s


I'm aware of that, but personally it's bloody sad seeing so much unfortunate events in such a short span of time. Regarding age, people in their middle ages should hardly have this level of serious illnesses ideally, so all this is very sad to see.
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19.03.2011 - 14:59
Kub
It really bugs me how much of a christian fanatic Dave has become. Yeah, it was God himself who pulled the stone from your dick, Dave. Hope He didn't choke on it.

I like his music and he's a great artist, but his childish beliefs indicate that he also is a moron, unfortunately.
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19.03.2011 - 15:37
Elio
Red Nightmare
Written by Guest on 19.03.2011 at 14:44

Written by Elio on 19.03.2011 at 11:41

Written by Guest on 19.03.2011 at 11:29

What the hell's going on?! I'm getting sick and tired of all this crap! The amount of musicians dying/falling ill to serious ailments is staggering this year...
Hope he makes a speedy recovery...


you know, people getting older and shit. It's not like people can be healthy as their were in their 20s


I'm aware of that, but personally it's bloody sad seeing so much unfortunate events in such a short span of time. Regarding age, people in their middle ages should hardly have this level of serious illnesses ideally, so all this is very sad to see.


People in their middles ages who have spent even more than half their lifetime travelling around continents, screaming, sweating, jumping and, let's not forget it, often taken too much drugs and alcohol.
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19.03.2011 - 15:45
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Masterchief
Written by Guest on 19.03.2011 at 11:29

What the hell's going on?! I'm getting sick and tired of all this crap! The amount of musicians dying/falling ill to serious ailments is staggering this year...
Hope he makes a speedy recovery...


how much booze, heroin, cocain he has done + smoke, ....how long body can handle it, even he dont do drugs but his lost 2o years from life, he might die soon, might recah 60, but after 60 he be old .,
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19.03.2011 - 15:58
MechanisT
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Written by Elio on 19.03.2011 at 15:37

Written by Guest on 19.03.2011 at 14:44

Written by Elio on 19.03.2011 at 11:41

Written by Guest on 19.03.2011 at 11:29

What the hell's going on?! I'm getting sick and tired of all this crap! The amount of musicians dying/falling ill to serious ailments is staggering this year...
Hope he makes a speedy recovery...


you know, people getting older and shit. It's not like people can be healthy as their were in their 20s


I'm aware of that, but personally it's bloody sad seeing so much unfortunate events in such a short span of time. Regarding age, people in their middle ages should hardly have this level of serious illnesses ideally, so all this is very sad to see.


People in their middles ages who have spent even more than half their lifetime travelling around continents, screaming, sweating, jumping and, let's not forget it, often taken too much drugs and alcohol.


You have a valid point, but it's still sad to see how things turn out just as feared.
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19.03.2011 - 15:59
MechanisT
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Written by Bad English on 19.03.2011 at 15:45

Written by Guest on 19.03.2011 at 11:29

What the hell's going on?! I'm getting sick and tired of all this crap! The amount of musicians dying/falling ill to serious ailments is staggering this year...
Hope he makes a speedy recovery...


how much booze, heroin, cocain he has done + smoke, ....how long body can handle it, even he dont do drugs but his lost 2o years from life, he might die soon, might recah 60, but after 60 he be old .,


Can't argue with that, unfortunately. Just struggling to come to terms with the harshness of reality, I guess.
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19.03.2011 - 16:01
Bad English
Masterchief
Written by Guest on 19.03.2011 at 15:59

Can't argue with that, unfortunately. Just struggling to come to terms with reality, I guess.


you are young you fight , after quit you fele fine, but one day pain somewhere you ehh its gone Im ok after 4 months heavy pain strike sagian and generaly it means soon you die ....
....this is to every body who start smoke, do drugs , we all die, but even in 70 we shood live and walk normaly
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I better die, because I never will learn speek english, so I choose dieing
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19.03.2011 - 16:10
MechanisT
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Written by Bad English on 19.03.2011 at 16:01

Written by Guest on 19.03.2011 at 15:59

Can't argue with that, unfortunately. Just struggling to come to terms with reality, I guess.


you are young you fight , after quit you fele fine, but one day pain somewhere you ehh its gone Im ok after 4 months heavy pain strike sagian and generaly it means soon you die ....
....this is to every body who start smoke, do drugs , we all die, but even in 70 we shood live and walk normaly


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19.03.2011 - 16:19
RavenKing
Written by Elio on 19.03.2011 at 15:37

People in their middles ages who have spent even more than half their lifetime travelling around continents, screaming, sweating, jumping and, let's not forget it, often taken too much drugs and alcohol.


Exactly. People need to realize that there's nothing surprising when Metal musicians have health problems in their 30s-40s. It's the result of a shitty lifestyle. Their destructive habits wear out their body prematurely.
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19.03.2011 - 16:21
The Shape 1973
Written by Kub on 19.03.2011 at 14:59

It really bugs me how much of a christian fanatic Dave has become. Yeah, it was God himself who pulled the stone from your dick, Dave. Hope He didn't choke on it.

I like his music and he's a great artist, but his childish beliefs indicate that he also is a moron, unfortunately.

Since when has being a Christian been childish? He has found God and good luck to him. Far better than the issues he had when he was younger.
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19.03.2011 - 17:21
Xim
Rocker of Worlds
Written by The Shape 1973 on 19.03.2011 at 16:21

Written by Kub on 19.03.2011 at 14:59

It really bugs me how much of a christian fanatic Dave has become. Yeah, it was God himself who pulled the stone from your dick, Dave. Hope He didn't choke on it.

I like his music and he's a great artist, but his childish beliefs indicate that he also is a moron, unfortunately.

Since when has being a Christian been childish? He has found God and good luck to him. Far better than the issues he had when he was younger.


Yeah there is nothing wrong with been Christian or having faith in any religion. Honestly, I think it's a good thing for him. Mustaine really needs something to have faith in that doesn't involve snorting through your nose or injecting into your arm with you belt strapped around it. He needed to get OFF the drugs and Christianity helped him do that.

I'm not religious myself, but if somebody wants to have faith and it makes them a better person then all the power too them. The only part where it goes too far is when they push their beliefs on others. And well, it goes both ways too, atheists shouldn't bash people for believing in a certain religion the same way religious people shouldn't bash atheist (or people of a different faith) for not sharing their beliefs.
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19.03.2011 - 17:25
Void_Eater
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"They then explained that there was blood in my urine. I was mad; I would say pissed, but that is an obvious pun."

Should I laugh, or do a facepalm?

Either way, I'm glad that Jesus stuck his hand in your scrotum, Dave. Wishin you a speedy recovery
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19.03.2011 - 17:30
Elodie Artour
Slania
I feel sorry to hear that news. Dave is cool, so I hope he'll be absolutely fine pretty soon! Speedy recovery, tough guy!

As for rock and metal musicians having health problems at a young age, I should admit I'm not surprised, either. However, it is always kinda disturbing (even shocking at times!) to read about seriously ill or dead musicians.

Else, I'm not fond of Christianity either but I have to agree with The Shape 1973 that Dave should better concentrate on his current religious beliefs rather than his past habits...
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19.03.2011 - 17:35
SlaytanicGonzo
Still playing some songs with a stone in your kidney. If that's not fucking metal, then what is.
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19.03.2011 - 18:10
Lit. Metalhead
Account deleted
I admire the fact that Dave still played even through that.
Get well soon and rock on, Dave!
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19.03.2011 - 19:30
selken
Irreligious
Oh that sucks... I didn't read the statement cause is too large, but the man is always before the artist, I wish he recover soon, get those stones removed already!! and eat less salt xD
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19.03.2011 - 20:11
Valentin B
Iconoclast
I don't agree with Mustaine about all the praying and whatever but i still love his very eccentric personality.

it's like he's in "Sweating Bullets" mode 24/7
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19.03.2011 - 21:11
bloodface
Aside from it's length his note is wrong on so many levels.
* "But then again, they have never met the likes of one Dave Mustaine."
* "I feel 95.7% better today, and I don't want anyone else to worry."
* "I am a tough old skunk"
etc.

it seems like he's now trying to make it hard for me to like his music that i grew up on (see also Kiss and Anthrax).
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