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16th Apr 2014

AC/DC To ‘Continue Making Music’ Without Malcolm Young

Malcolm will be "taking a break" from the band.

Despite rumours of a split earlier this week, rock band AC/DC have today vowed to “continue making music”.

In a brief statement on their Facebook page, the band confirmed that founding member Malcolm Young would be”taking a break” from the line-up after 40 years but denied that the remaining members would also be retiring.

“After forty years of life dedicated to AC/DC, guitarist and founding member Malcolm Young is taking a break from the band due to ill health. Malcolm would like to thank the group’s diehard legions of fans worldwide for their never-ending love and support. 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,” it read.

It is understood that Young suffered a stroke in recent weeks, with reports saying that the 61-year-old has been left with a blood clot on his brain and is no longer able to play as he used to.