While it is known that AC/DC guitarist Malcolm Young is ailing and is no longer in the band, there haven’t been many details about his health. Now, new reports by two Australian newspapers give further insight into Malcolm’s condition.
The newspaper The Australian reports that Malcolm suffered a stroke last year, as the Sydney Morning Herald proclaims that the guitarist is currently suffering from serious dementia. While both a stroke and dementia have been rumored in past stories, these new articles give more credence to those earlier reports.
Both newspapers report that Malcolm is currently in full-time care at a nursing home facility called the Lulworth House in Elizabeth Bay in suburban Sydney, Australia. A source close to the band tells the Sydney Morning Herald, “If you were in the room with [Malcolm] and walked out, then came back in one minute later, he wouldn’t remember who you are. He has a complete loss of short-term memory.”
So sad. I hope he still has his long-term memory. How completely tragic it would be being a part of one of the most legendary rock bands of all time only to have your memories of it all disappear.