Family Of AC/DC’s Malcolm Young Confirm Illness


The family of AC/DC’s guitarist Malcolm Young have confirmed that he is suffering from dementia.

Last week, AC/DC confirmed that Malcolm Young will not be returning to the group, due to health issues.

The upcoming record Rock Or Bust, is due out in December and will be the band’s first LP without Malcolm Young.

Earlier this week, the Sydney Morning Herald reported that Young had been moved into full-time care. A ‘family connection’ said, “If you were in the room with [Young] and walked out, then came back in one minute later, he wouldn’t remember who you are.”

Today the tragic news has been confirmed that he is suffering from dementia and has been moved into full-time care in Sydney. The family released a statement to People magazine which read: “Malcolm is suffering from dementia and the family thanks you for respecting their privacy.”

Malcolm Young co-founded AC/DC in November 1973 with his younger brother Angus, they were 18 and 20 years-old. Malcolm played with the band for 40 years as the rhythm guitarist, he was heavily involved in the band’s sound, developing many of the band’s signature guitar riffs and co-writing material with Angus.