Megadeth's Dave Mustaine Collapses in Russia
(Rock News Desk) Dave Mustaine has apologized to fans in Russia after Megadeth only managed to play a six-song set in St Petersburg on Wednesday – but he's revealed doctors told him he shouldn't have played at all.
The thrash icon collapsed before the European Carnage tour show with Slayer, and was found to be suffering the effects of a kidney stone. Medical experts wanted to send him to hospital immediately, but Mustaine insisted on playing at least a short show.
"Two hours before the show I started to feel like I had a hernia, or I'd been hit in the groin. I told my tour manager I needed a doctor and it might be in my best interest to cancel the show – and I rarely cancel shows," He explains. "After 45 minutes of prayer and sweating like a dog, I was told to pee for the doctors. They explained there was blood, and gave me an IV, an analgesic and an anti-inflammatory injection. The next hour is blurry. But I woke up and David Ellefson was holding my hand and praying over me. more on this story
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