It is always sad to see the giants of rock deal with the inevitable troubles of aging. The most recent was AC/DC’s lead singer Brian Johnson, falling to the sidelines with the band after some apparent trouble with his hearing popped up. Johnson famously took over the lead singing duties with the band after the passing of Bon Scott, helping the band record their greatest album to date, Back In Black.
Now it would seem that Johnson is on the outs with the band due to his health, nothing he can really help. But his status with the band might be more up in the air than previously thought, according to an odd story by comedian Jim Breuer. Breuer discussed a chat he had with Johnson on a recent episode of his The Metal In Me podcast, sharing that the end may have come a bit sudden:
‘Hey this is what the doctor said, but let’s try to figure this out. Let’s see what’s going on here, I don’t think it’s as bad as he said it is.’ Literally the next day in the press, it was ‘Brian Johnson, tour canceled, he’s losing his hearing…
“Then he’s like, ‘You know what? I would really like to finish and do some shows. I think we can knock this out.’ Then all his luggage that he toured with showed up at his driveway. There’s been no calls. No, ‘How’s your hearing? How’s your health? What’s going on?’ Boom. Here’s your s—t, nice to know you.”