It was reported in late September that Malcolm Young, founding member and rhythm guitarist of AC/DC,Â was admitted to a nursing home to be monitored for dementia.
Last year,Â Young reportedly had a stroke which left a blood clot in his brain. Â Early signs of issues began last April when AC/DC got back together to start working on a new album and a 40th anniversary “World Tour” with 40 shows around the globe. Â However, at practice, Young discovered he couldn’t play as well as he used to. Â Malcolm Young had to regrettably leave the band, which caused AC/DC to end it’s reign of over four decades.
New details are nowÂ resurfacing about Young’s current condition. Â According to two Australian sources, Malcolm Young was recently admitted to a nursing home for severe dementia. Â “If you were in the room with [Malcolm] and walked out, then came back in one minute later, he wouldnâ€™t remember who you are. He has a complete loss of short-term memory,” a source close to the band toldÂ The Sydney Morning Herald.
AC/DC recently announced that they will be releasing a new album, but Malcolm will, unfortunately, no longer be with the band. Â Rock or BustÂ is set to be released in the United States on December 2 of this year and Stevie Young, Malcolm and Angus’ nephew will be taking the co-writer and co-producer’s place.
National Rock ReviewÂ would like to extend their condolences to the Young family during these hard times and wishes Malcolm Young the best.
This article was originally posted on Backstage VIPs.