Brian Johnson Talks AC/DC, Hearing Loss

By Radio.com  Staff

Brian Johnson discussed his hearing loss and relationship with AC/DC in a new interview on SiriusXM.

Related: AC/DC Are Not Retiring

“It’s like a young sports player getting an injury,” said Johnson of his hearing loss. “I feel sorry for them [when they’re] 24 or 25 and they have an injury and it ends their career, and it’s an awful thing. But I’m lucky. I’m 68 — I’m 69 later this year — and I’ve had a pretty good run. I’ve been in one of the best bands in the world.”

Johnson keeps a positive perspective throughout “[The doctor] didn’t tell me I had cancer or something terminal,” he said. “And I had so many good times with the boys and I’ve had such a lucky and great life, and I’m just thankful, really, that I came out of it in one piece.”

AC/DC was forced to postpone ten shows of their U.S. tour earlier this year after Johnson had “been advised by doctors to stop touring immediately or risk total hearing loss.” The band would later announce Axl Rose as their new singer.

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