AC / DC singer Brian Johnson believes the “magical” medical treatment he is receiving has saved his hearing.
The 73-year-old rocker was ordered to stop broadcasting or be completely deaf four years ago, but after an unknown “brand new” course of treatment, he returned with the band, which had just released a new album, Power Up. Released, and he hopes that the feeling is restored.
He said: “It’s a non-disclosure thing because it’s brand new. What can I tell you that I worked with this lovely old Phils for three years and thankfully it worked, I think.
“It took a while. But it was magical. It could have been cigarettes and glasses, but it wasn’t. It was a real deal.
“So we’ll move on with him. I’m still working with him. And I’ve crossed my fingers.”
The ‘Shoot to Thrill’ singer recalled how she felt she was “lowering the band” when her hearing already started to deteriorate and she was worried about the group becoming “dead weight”. .
He said: “It was terrible at that time. I really felt like I was taking the band down from the stage. Because I couldn’t hear the sound of the guitars, I couldn’t find my pitch or key. You felt helpless.
“And of course, coming down from the band’s guts, the fans are being humiliated … that’s not right. I never wanted to be a dead weight. ”
But the group did not want to put any pressure on Brian.
Bandmate Angus Young said: “Brian received a lot of medical advice and he was saying, ‘If you keep going, you’re going to be stoned,’ so that was part of it. We didn’t want to. They
Brian continued: “That’s what Angus and Cliff said: ‘We don’t want to be responsible for anything that happens to you. We will feel terrible forever. ”
And the singer admitted that she thought her career was over when she first left the band and asked him to bottle.
Asked if he thought his career was over, he said: “Yes in the beginning. And of course it’s a difficult time for him to stop doing what he likes. Not easy, but you do it.
“You will meet the man and shut your mouth and do not talk to anyone that I did not, and take it out.
“In my case, I buried my head in a whiskey bottle the first month. It was quite numb.
“And I’m not on social media, so I don’t read anything, I don’t see anything. I never stayed on it and I turned it off.
“And I’ve found that I’m a very smart, round man who can take things in stride.”