Jesse Fink, the author of the new book The Youngs: The Brothers Who Build AC/DC, stated in an interview with WZLX that Malcolm Young will not be returning to the legendary hard-rock outfit.
Malcolm's nephew, Stevie Young, has taken Malcolm's place in the band for the time being, with Fink adding that fans need to accept Malcolm's departure as permanent.
Young fell ill with an unspecified condition in April. The band, in an effort to respect his privacy, have not specified what condition exactly he is suffering from, but merely said that he was "taking a break from the band due to ill health."
When pressed for specifics during the interview, Fink also refused to elaborate, saying, "I'm not expecting to see Malcolm return. The important thing is we all let Mal be and hope he can recover. We should all expect that Stevie is in the band now."