Guitarist Malcolm Young Takes A Break From AC/DC

NEW YORK (April 16, 2014) Guitarist Malcolm Young, 61, is taking a break from AC/DC to focus on his health, according to an announcement posted Wednesday on the band’s Facebook page that said Young is in “ill health.”

"Malcolm would like to thank the group's die-hard legions of fans worldwide for their never-ending love and support,” the statement said.

AC/DC includes vocalist Brian Johnson, drummer Phil Rudd, bassist Cliff Williams and guitarist Angus Young, Malcolm Young's brother.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Famers also said in the statement they "will continue to make music."

AC/DC's last studio album was 2008's "Black Ice."

They released a live disc in 2012.

Young co-founded the Australian classic rock band and has performed with AC/DC for 40 years.

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