SYDNEY, Australia (CelebrityAccess) — Australian rock legends AC/DC have been the focus of a swirl of rumors concerning their retirement due to serious health issues from a member of the band, but the rumors may be more smoke than fire.
The Sydney Morning Herald reported that founding guitarist and songwriter Malcolm Young, 61, had returned to Australia and was physically unable to continue performing. The rumors, based on a report from an anonymous tipster to an Perth radio station 6PR, suggested that Young's condition had deteriorated and that the son of a "particularly ill member" had told him "AC/DC may well be over."
A subsequent report by Billboard countered the initial rumor, with insiders telling the publication that rumors of AC/DC's imminent retirement were exaggerated, however, the band's label and management have all declined to offer official comment on the matter. – Staff Writers