Earlier today (June 17), Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine revealed to the public that he was recently diagnosed with throat cancer and that treatment has begun.

The news came with the announcement that their upcoming tour plans have been canceled, but that the Megacruise will go on this fall as scheduled with the band taking part in some form. In addition, Mustaine revealed that he will continue recording the follow-up to their Dystopia album with his bandmates.

"It’s clearly something to be respected and faced head on," said Mustaine of his cancer battle. "But I’ve faced obstacles before. I’m working closely with my doctors, and we’ve mapped out a treatment plan which they feel has a 90 percent success rate."

As expected, Mustaine's announcement was met with surprise by many and encouraging words of support as the musician goes through treatment. A number of fellow rockers and associates have weighed in with online messages of support and we'll continue to add to the list below as more messages for Mustaine come in.

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