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AC/DC’s Brian Johnson forced to bow out of tour

AC/DC star Brian Johnson has been ordered to bow out of the band’s tour at the risk of “total hearing loss”.
The rockers are currently on the U.S. leg of their Rock or Bust World Tour, but singer Johnson will be sitting out the remaining 10 dates in America.
In a statement released on Monday (07Mar16), Johnson reveals he was “advised by doctors to stop touring immediately or risk total hearing loss,” but details on his ailment have yet to be revealed.
The remaining members of the band are rescheduling the affected gigs, and have promised to make up the shows “likely with a guest vocalist”.
The band was slated to play in Atlanta, Georgia on Tuesday (08Mar16), and wrap up the U.S. leg on 4 April (16) with a massive show at New York’s iconic Madison Square Garden venue.
News of Johnson’s illness marks another setback for AC/DC, who have been plagued with problems for the past couple of years. Guitarist and founding member Malcolm Young retired from the band in 2014 as he battles dementia, while drummer Phil Rudd has been sidelined from his music career as he was sentenced to eight months of home detention after pleading guilty to charges of threatening to kill and drug possession last year (15).

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