AC/DC’s Malcolm Young is reportedly in a full-time care facility in Sydney following a dementia diagnosis.
The guitarist and founding member announced Wednesday his retirement from the band, and said he will not be joining them in the studio for the band’s next album, “Rock Or Bust,” due Dec. 1, according to the Washington Post.
“If you were in the room with (Malcolm Young) and walked out, then came back in one minute later, he wouldn’t remember who you are,” a close family source told the Sydney Harold. “He has a complete loss of short-term memory. His wife, Linda, has put him in full-time care.”
Young, 61, reportedly had a stroke earlier this year, leaving a blood clot in his brain, according to music blogger Daryl Mason.
The remaining members of the band, frontman Brian Johnson, drummer Phil Rudd and Young’s brother, Angus Young, have no plans to cancel a world tour in 2015.
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