Not only is this clip a great insight into Dave's life, it's also brilliant to see him looking so well following his recent illness. In June last year, the metal legend announced that he had been diagnosed with throat cancer – but as of October 16, 2019, he has been free of the disease.
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“About a year ago, we were working on our new album back in Franklin, Tennessee, and I started to feel some pain over here (points to his throat),” Dave announced onstage in London back in February. “So I went to the doctor and he said, ‘Dave, you have cancer.’ And I went, ‘Fuck! I have cancer.’ And I was so shocked.
“At first, I thought, ‘Am I afraid?’ And then I said, ‘No. I’m fucking pissed.’ And we stopped the record; we stopped everything. I went into treatment for cancer. It was 51 radiation treatments and nine chemo treatments. And when it was all said and done, every day I would think, ‘I can’t face not playing again. I can’t face not playing again.’
“So I would pray. I know a lot of you guys know that I pray. I say that in Peace Sells. I pray every day. I say that in the song. I’ve said it since the second record. But I thought about you guys every day too. And I thought about my family. And I got this power from you guys. And I just kept thinking about it. And on October 16, I went to go see the doctor, and he said, ‘You’re 100 per cent free of cancer.’”
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