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Malcolm Young dementia diagnosis confirmed

By | Published on Thursday 2 October 2014

Malcolm Young

The family of rock guitarist Malcolm Young have confirmed reports that the 61 year old AC/DC man has been diagnosed with dementia.

This follows a statement made by the rest of AC/DC last week, announcing that Young was retiring from the band for good because of an unnamed “condition”, and won’t appear on their new LP ‘Rock Or Bust’. Instead, he’s been replaced in all capacities by his nephew, Stevie Young.

A rep for Young and his family released a brief statement to People in light of questions over the details of his ill health, telling the site: “Malcolm is suffering from dementia and the family thanks you for respecting their privacy”.