Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine recently talked to Australia’s Heavy, where he was asked how he compensates on stage for the fact that maybe he can’t do some of the things that he could four decades ago.
About this, Mustaine replied:
“Well, I don’t really know what I cannot do that I used to do 40 years ago. I think that probably the only thing I have any difficulty doing is getting up in a certain pitch now that I’ve had my neck operated on and had a metal plate put into my spine because of the damage that happened to my neck.
“It’s a wonder, based on everything that’s happened, the guy upstairs is even letting me continue to do what I love.
“I don’t wanna be a victim, I can’t stand people who play the victim, so I’m not gonna give you a litany of all my injuries. But suffice to say, I feel great right now, and I don’t really think there’s anything that I cannot do.
“I won’t jump out of an airplane anymore because of the plate in my neck. And because… you may have seen something about this, but I’m gonna be an Opa (grandfather); my son is gonna be a dad. I remember when I found out we were gonna have Justis, I stopped skydiving. That’s one thing I don’t do anymore.