Megadeth's Dave Mustaine Claims He Healed A Fan Suffering From Cancer

Megadeth's Dave Mustaine has hinted that he prolonged the life of a cancer-stricken fan by touching him and praying.

Megadeth's Dave Mustaine Claims He Healed A Fan Suffering From Cancer
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Megadeth's Dave Mustaine has hinted that he prolonged the life of a cancer-stricken fan by touching him and praying. The guitarist told Spin that one of his most treasured possessions was a certificate given to him by the fan, that had been signed by the governor of Kentucky. Mustaine, who formed a new band called Red Lamb with ex-Anthrax guitarist Dan Spitz earlier this year, said: "I met a fan in Kentucky who had throat cancer. He was only supposed to live a few weeks. For some reason, I reached out, grabbed his throat, and started praying for the dude. He lives long enough to give me [the certificate] on our next tour." Mustaine went on to vouch for the legitimacy of the certificate, adding: "It's signed by the governor and says I'm an honorary Kentucky Colonel. As far as I know, it's the real deal." The former Metallica man is renowned for his spiritual views and has been famed in the past for his refusal to share festival bills with Satanic bands in the past. In 2007, he told Metalundeground.com: "I've never believed in singing about Satan and thinking he's cool, because he's not." Earlier this year, the frontman hit out at bands who give away their music for free on the internet, labelling them as "careless" and "stupid". On October 31, meanwhile, Megadeth released their 13th studio album, "Th1rt3en", which is the follow-up to their 2009 effort "Endgame". Thanks for the report to NME.com.

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    nailsarecruel
    So next time you wind up in court for nearly choking someone to death, just tell the judge you were praying real hard to cure that person's cancer.
    AnnihilationUK
    greenfiero1986 wrote: How has he gone mad and how is it a load of balls just because he is christian??
    sorry to tell you.. but... rubbing cancer doesn't kill it. I know that might come as a bit of a shock, give it a while to settle in though.
    bulusvanua
    greenfiero1986 wrote: How has he gone mad and how is it a load of balls just because he is christian??
    no because he is claiming (indirectly) that his actions prolonged the life of another being.
    CronoMagus
    Rob E wrote: Krieger91 wrote: Ok...he's gone f*cking mad. But does he know he's going ****ing mad? Because if he knows he's going ****ing mad, he must not be insane. Or words to that effect
    Maaaarrrryyyy Jaaaaaneeee!
    Megadeth2011
    I was backstage at the show with him when all this went down.... Basically, it was Gigantour 3, in Louisville Gardens, in Louisville, KY, and this kid said that he had throat cancer, and had gotten to go backstage for free with the Make A Wish Foundation. He said that the doctors had given him 3 months or so to live. He was a really cool dude... Anyway, Dave reached out, touched his throat and asked God to help the child and heal him. God works miracles though... that was 2008, I believe. Maybe 2009. This is a misleading title though... Dave never said he cured the kid from cancer. He said he prayed for him and touched his throat.
    Pagan_Poetry
    Clayden82 wrote: and it's only within the Christian faith that this sort of thing has happened
    Ummmm....
    Kikuta
    jetfuel495 wrote: Okay, forget about all the religious antics for a moment. How in the hell is Dave gonna criticize other bands for giving away their music for free? Come on, man. I used to be a huge fan. But it seems every time there's another article about you, I lose a little more respect.
    This is why you never read up about the douchebags that make the music you like. Sometimes you're better off just not knowing.
    PBiddy
    He DIDN'T say he healed the guy! I still think he's an arse but this is SH*T journalism!!!!!
    Dizeaz2112
    Figured there'd be some teenage angst up in here over religion. Dave's not "mad" for praying for someone to not die of cancer. He's human. He didn't say something to the effect of "I'm the next Jesus Christ. I healed this guy." He just said he prayed for the guy and he lived. I think it's great that he would care enough about someone he's never even met before and sit down to pray for them. Very touching stuff. Also, the title is a little misleading, true to UG form. Kinda begs for trouble, really.
    ArekuuHachi
    So it turns out that there'e something in Dave's DNA that kills cancer cells. It would seem that years of drug abuse has finaly paid off XD
    Pagan_Poetry
    greenfiero1986 wrote: How has he gone mad and how is it a load of balls just because he is christian??
    But if he was an athiest, muslim, hindu, jew or wiccan it would be absolutely alright, but no, it's because he's christian that "healing" a fan who had cancer is insane? Shit, priorities for god's sakes. It has barely anything to do with his religion. Did you read the title alone?
    Amuro Jay
    Okay, forget about all the religious antics for a moment. How in the hell is Dave gonna criticize other bands for giving away their music for free? Come on, man. I used to be a huge fan. But it seems every time there's another article about you, I lose a little more respect.
    kerrang
    "...says I'm an honorary Kentucky Colonel." And yay, the Lord bestoweth upon you, David of Mustaine, the secrets of the 11 herbs and spices.
    CronoMagus
    PBiddy wrote: He DIDN'T say he healed the guy! I still think he's an arse but this is SH*T journalism!!!!!
    Exactly, it's just rhetoric to make him look bad. He never claimed to have healed him.
    Darkness in Zero
    and has been famed in the past for his refusal to share festival bills with Satanic bands in the past .
    Redundant much redundant?
    MatasTeen
    Am I seriously the only one who wishes for more actual news about bands that are very active in the rock/metal scene now? Seriously, there are so many bands out there that go by overlooked because most people here are too narrow minded to acknowledge them. Now you people wait days after days for news and if it isn't about Slash's new pile of shit it's about Mustaine, or Courtney Love. Completely irrelevant to actual news and makes hoping for actually good articles pointless.
    Joss_Frusciante
    What the hell is wrong with some of you? Dave never said HE healed anybody. He just said he saw him again. Maybe the doctors estimated wrong. Maybe God did heal him. Only God knows.
    zeek7pc
    Next will be a christian album and we will never hear of him again. Unless you go to church, and I don't.
    jacko552
    Clayden82 wrote: Sorry but this sort of thing has been observed several times, people have had incurable diseases and been healed by Christians praying for them as medical experts are left with no explaination, and this is an undeniable fact. Dave Mustaine is a Christian and he's only doing what other Christians have been observed to do
    No it hasn't.It is alternative medicine, and alternative medicine is alternative because it has either been not proven to work, or has been proven not to work. You know what they call alternative medicine that has been proved to work? Medicine.
    hansklaus
    Yeah 4 sure,hes like Jesus just with a guitar XD I said it once and I say it now again: Religion is dangerous.
    jurnag12
    So where exactly does it say that he claims he cured a guy? He just prayed for him, and the kid either recovered or his cancer went into remission.
    Clayden82 wrote: Sorry but this sort of thing has been observed several times, people have had incurable diseases and been healed by Christians praying for them
    I should point out that the number of people who still died far outnumbers the amount who recovered. But elt me guess, 'God moves in mysterious ways'?
    Krieger91
    CronoMagus wrote: CronoMagus wrote: Rob E wrote: Krieger91 wrote: Ok...he's gone f*cking mad. But does he know he's going ****ing mad? Because if he knows he's going ****ing mad, he must not be insane. Or words to that effect Maaaarrrryyyy Jaaaaaneeee! Beware my Friends, as you pass by, as you are now, so once was I, as I am now, so you must be, prepare my Friends, to follow me.
    Dave Mustaine prays for your souls.
    indyrock91
    Where's the part where he claimed to heal him? I don't see it. I just see a story about him praying for a cancer-stricken guy. misleading title
    )v(egaFan90
    The people this site hires don't know how to title their damn articles! Nowhere has Dave claimed he cured someone by touching their throat. He said he put his hand on his throat and the cancer has not yet killed him. The only reason I can see that these awful and misleading titles are used is to get lots of views.
    Insanepickz
    ....Ive got nothing left to lose, but my sanity... and the right to go insaaahaane..
    dgunblatt
    Clayden82 wrote: I should point out that the number of people who still died far outnumbers the amount who recovered. But elt me guess, 'God moves in mysterious ways'? The people who die are obviously non believers or havent been prayed for by Christians. Thats not to say that every Christian who has had a disease has been healed because that's not the case. But the fact is that unexplained healing by prayer has been observed all over the world and it's only within the Christian faith that this sort of thing has happened
    you sir are sick.. so god only saves christians in there time of need. you are forgetting 1 thing.. think about the thousands of kids in africa and asia who ''god'' allows to die in anguish every year of easilly cureable diseases because they HAPPEN to have been born in a country where christianity is no practiced.. praise jeeeeesus! by that logic, he's condemned over a billion of the planets inhabitants to hell in cold blood as he supposedly creates us and places us in the world. if this were the case jesus is one sick piece of shit who gets off on the suffering of people.
    Tonganation
    jacko552 wrote: Clayden82 wrote: Sorry but this sort of thing has been observed several times, people have had incurable diseases and been healed by Christians praying for them as medical experts are left with no explaination, and this is an undeniable fact. Dave Mustaine is a Christian and he's only doing what other Christians have been observed to do No it hasn't.It is alternative medicine, and alternative medicine is alternative because it has either been not proven to work, or has been proven not to work. You know what they call alternative medicine that has been proved to work? Medicine.
    Quoting "Storm" by Tim Minchin. Very relevent to this article. Well done, sir!
    Randomrings
    ShockHazard wrote: I think psychology can explain this. Did you know that some people can be healed just by telling them that they have been given some super-effective medicine? Faith can actually heal.
    Yeah. Placebo effect. If I had a headache and someone I have looked up to forever slaps me in the head, I would probably feel a little better, mentally. Through willpower you can pretty much ignore sickness
    Krieger91
    dale-banez wrote: St. Mustaine
    "Healing is my business..and business is good"
    faulterPro
    What is wrong with you people? Why is it that everyone in this article is bashing Christians? Not because they said something offensive, but pretty much just from the fact that they are "Christian". Well hate to say this, but Christianity is the most common religion out there, and words can be offensive. I have been using this site for years now, although I only recently broke down and signed up to be a member. But sadly I think this will be my resignation from this once wonderful site. I listen to all kinds of music, and can respect it all, but I do not feel comfortable in a place where people discriminate against others based on religion... This on top of all the constant bashing of other musicians just because you don't listen to that genre of music just pushed it over the top for me. Goodbye Ultimate-Guitar... It has been a fun trip, but it looks like I am going to be looking for some place a little more respectful.
    whatadrag
    "I met a fan in Kentucky who had throat cancer. He was only supposed to live a few weeks. For some reason, I reached out, grabbed his throat, and started praying for the dude. He lives long enough to give me [the certificate] on our next tour." Where did he claim that he healed this person? Quit bashing people for the beliefs. All he did was pray for the guy, this isn't newsworthy. Fuck all you guys bashing Mustaine.
    Dukey
    I always claimed that Dave Mustaine is god. as a joke. What can I say?! cool for him... Stop mocking Dave's faith in religion! yes, Bad Omen and Black Friday we're awesome songs - but his new songs like Sleepwalker and Headcrusher are fine as well... Conclusion: Dave's Christianity doesn't change Megadeth's awesomeness! MEGADAVE FOR PRESIDENT!
    nincompoop
    Heh, I guess years upon years of copious amounts of every kind of drug known to man, including speed balls which kill most people that do them (I've known people who have) will finally get to a man's head. It's nice that he's happy and everything, but he's obviously got a screw loose. :/
    viking57
    um... can we just forget about all the religious stuff for a minute and just be happy that Dave Mustaine may have prolonged someone's life? i mean he help someone who was suffering. am i the only one who thinks thats a good thing?
    GaryS
    "I've never believed in singing about Satan and thinking he's cool, because he's not." He also doesn't exist, Dave. But on the scale of cool mythical beings he's not that cool, yup. I've always liked Venom from Spider-Man, he was cool.
    5MinutesAlone
    Those 'Born again Christian' faiths tend to make you a lil over enthusiastic about Jesus. If he wanted spiritual enlightenment he could just have bought a Bible read the whole thing by himself and interpret GOD the way he sees it. Instead he is letting those people brain wash him.