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AC/DC Not Breaking Up, Malcolm Young Taking Break From Band Due To Illness

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Band members from left: Brian Johnson, Phil Rudd, Angus Young, Malcolm Young and Cliff Williams of the Australian rock band AC-DC pose September 15, 2000 at the Rock Walk handprint ceremony at the Guitar Center in Hollywood, Ca. (Photo /Newsmakers)

Band members from left: Brian Johnson, Phil Rudd, Angus Young, Malcolm Young and Cliff Williams of the Australian rock band AC-DC pose September 15, 2000 at the Rock Walk handprint ceremony at the Guitar Center in Hollywood, Ca. (Photo /Newsmakers)

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By Annie Reuter

AC/DC fans can rejoice as the Australian hard rockers are not breaking up, despite countless rumors. Frontman Brian Johnson broke the news today (April 16) to the Daily Telegraph.

“We are definitely getting together in May in Vancouver,” he told the Daily Telegraph. “We’re going to pick up some guitars, have a plonk, and see if anybody has got any tunes or ideas. If anything happens, we’ll record it.”

A statement today on the band’s Facebook Page announced, however, that guitarist Malcolm Young will be taking a break from the band. The statement read:

“After 40 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.”

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The final line echoes another comment made by Johnson in his interview: “One of the boys has a debilitating illness, but I don’t want to say too much about it. He is very proud and private, a wonderful chap. We’ve been pals for 35 years and I look up to him very much.”

The band reportedly has a pact that if one of them cannot continue with the band, AC/DC would no longer go on as an active band – but that doesn’t seem to be true as of now.

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