According to sources connected to the Young family, co-founder of AC/DC, Malcolm Young, is in a nursing care facility in the suburbs of Sydney. The home is said to be specialized in treating dementia, and Young would be there full-time. The Young family connection said
“If you were in the room with [Malcolm Young] 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. His wife, Linda, has put him in full-time care."
This is very sad news indeed, as he was such an important figure in the band. Despite him having already announced his retirement from the band, and Young not participating in the recording sessions for AC/DC’s newest album, it is horrible to hear that his condition has taken a turn for the worst.
Michael Browning, who managed the band in the 1970s, said
"I have friends that are still involved and they keep me posted so I have known for a little while. I think it (Young's illness) came on very suddenly,”
"I didn't know which one but I knew he was in a nursing home type place of some kind,”
Although this doesn’t confirm what’s been going, it can be safely inferred that Young’s condition has gotten worse. AAP reported to have contacted the nursing home to confirm whether Malcolm Young was a resident there, to which they said that they couldn’t make any comments about “that person” at the moment.
As for the impact that this will have, Michael Browning goes on to talk about it. He said
"It's shocking it's terrible. Sadly for AC/DC they're losing their creator, their mentor he's the genius behind the band.”
"It's certainly a difficult one for them because he was the musical genius behind the band and difficult to imagine them without him, quite honestly. I'm sure he (Steve) will be fine in a live situation, as to where that leaves them on a recording level, who knows?”