By Michael M. on 2:44 PM 25 April 2016
Filed Under: News
"The day I received the diagnosis , was the darkest of my career" , he said.
" I'm not a guy who gives up, but the doctors were clear. I had no choice . As you already know, the remaining concerts of AC/DC programmed again with a guest singer.
I want to say to our fans exactly how things stand: On March 7, doctors advised me to stop beeing on stage, and risk total hearing loss.
Although terrified, I realized for some time that the problem complicate my presence as a singer.
Then I heard the guitars and the musicians and I was afraid that my performance will worsen.
My conscience does not allow this. The fans deserve a high level of performance and if, for whatever reason, I can not reach, I will not disappoint them or disgrace my colleagues.
I am devastated .
As a member of AC / DC for 36 years , it was the best of what I have achieved in my life . I can not imagine how it will go now, but I have no choice . I will be with them at every concert with my thought and spirit .
I feel terrible for those who bought their tickets , but I thank them for all these years . Words can not describe the emotion and gratitude, not only for support to what happened , but also for their commitment to AC / DC.
Thanks go to Angus and Cliff too for their support.
In conclusion , I want to make sure that won't retire. I still can record and I intend to continue . I remain optimistic and I focus on my health so I can come back on concerts, but not in large venues. Only time will tell..." , Love Brian