TIME Rock & Roll

AC/DC’s Malcolm Young on Hiatus Over ‘Ill Health’

Exclusive World Premiere Of AC/DC "Live At River Plate" Presented By DeLeon Tequila
Jorge Herrera—WireImage/Getty Images From left to right: AC/DC band members Malcolm Young, Cliff Williams, Angus Young and Brian Johnson attend the Exclusive World Premiere Of AC/DC "Live At River Plate" Presented By DeLeon Tequila at the HMV Apolo on May 6, 2011 in London, England.

The legendary rock group announced this week that its longtime guitarist Malcolm Young, 61, is taking some time off due to concerns over an illness, but his remaining veteran bandmates plan to keep making music in his absence

AC/DC guitarist Malcolm Young, 61, is taking some time off from the band due to concerns over his “ill health,” the band announced Wednesday via Facebook.

Malcolm Young, brother to AC/DC guitarist and wearer of trademark tie-with-schoolboy-shorts Angus Young, has been with the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame-inducted group since its founding 40 years ago.

“Malcolm would like to thank the group’s diehard legions of fans worldwide for their never-ending love and support,” the band said in the statement. “In light of this news, AC/DC asks that Malcolm and his family’s privacy be respected during this time. The band will continue to make music.”

Tap to read full story

Your browser is out of date. Please update your browser at http://update.microsoft.com


YOU BROKE TIME.COM!

Dear TIME Readers,

As a regular visitor to TIME.com, we are sure you enjoy all the great journalism created by our editors and reporters. Great journalism has great value, and it costs money to make it. One of the main ways we cover our costs is through advertising.

The use of software that blocks ads limits our ability to provide you with the journalism you enjoy. Consider turning your Ad Blocker off so that we can continue to provide the world class journalism you have become accustomed to.

The TIME Team