Dave also talked about his health.
“Last Thursday I went to see an ENT (ear, nose, and throat doctor) to find out the status of the damage to my vocal cords that they discovered prior to my surgery, and my neck from after the surgery. I was told during the first MRIs that I had a cyst or something on my vocal cords, and I didn’t give it any more thought, because the fusion was way more important.
“I still find it laughable that someone I know said I was a pussy while lying in an ER awaiting spinal surgery for contemplating canceling the ‘Big Four’ show in New York City. I guess the old saying, ‘You spot it — you got it!’ applies here. Except I don’t want to offend our female fans by comparing this excrement to a body part of theirs.
”I walked away from the surgery, which was done after the concert (who’s the pussy now?) and was a complete success, thinking I had nodes or polyps or something, and I wanted to wait until a year after the surgery to go get checked, because I just didn’t want to go under the knife again that soon, if, of course I had to. Thank God I don’t.
“Fortunately, if you can say that, my problem with my vocal cords is treatable, and it is just a matter of exercise, diet, and eating habits. I started drinking Aloe Juice, taking a tablet for my stomach, and I have to cut out some things I like. Coffee is one of things, but since I am not a cheerleader for overpriced, overrated Starbucks, like Thor [Megadeth guitarist Chris Broderick] and Junior [Mdegadeth bassist David Ellefson], I am not taking this too hard. I am bummed about no chocolate (I love chocolate!), and tomatoes (no spaghetti or pizza), but I am loving this ‘Countdown’ 20th-anniversary tour, and with the new record starting next week, singing is more important to me than ever.
“Thanks for all of your support through this whole ordeal, and I really, really look forward to seeing you at some point before the end of the year.”