Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine cancels San Diego Comic-Con appearance

Dave Mustaine (Image credit: Francesco Castaldo/Archivio Francesco Castaldo/Mondadori Portfolio - Getty)

Last week it was reported that Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine would attend San Diego’s Comic-Con (opens in new tab) this Sunday (July 21) to sign copies of Megadeth’s new graphic novel Death By Design (opens in new tab).

But Mustaine, who is currently receiving treatment for throat cancer (opens in new tab), has had to cancel his appearance due to doctor’s orders. However, fans attending will be able to grab an exclusive item at the Heavy Metal magazine booth #1529 on Sunday afternoon.

Megadeth explain: "San Diego Comic-Con International fans, we have some good news/bad news. By doctor's orders, we need to cancel Dave Mustaine’s appearance at Heavy Metal Magazine’s booth.

“But Megadeth always covers its fans! An exclusive 12 x 12 print will be given to buyers of the deluxe edition of Megadeth: Death By Design signed by Dave Mustaine, Kiko Loureiro, David Ellefson and Dirk Verbeuren!

“The signing will include more than a dozen writers and artists from Death By Design.

“Let’s all send good wishes to Dave during his treatment and for a speedy recovery!”

Mustaine recently thanked fans for their support before he headed back into the studio to continue work on the band's new studio album – the follow-up to 2016's Dystopia (opens in new tab).

(Image credit: Heavy Metal magazine)
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