AC/DC halts tour over deafness warning

Rock elders AC/DC have been forced to turn down the amps from 10 and postpone shows after doctors warned singer Brian Johnson could go completely deaf.

The Australian rockers posted a statement on their website saying doctors warned Johnson to stop touring immediately or “risk total hearing loss,” BBC reports.

According to the BBC, an average rock concert blasts the jams out at about 115 dB – well over the 85 dB at which hearing loss occurs.

The band said they would reschedule the postponed shows later this year and will carry on with a guest vocalist. The band is already without founding member and guitarist Malcolm Young after it was revealed in 2014 that he will no longer be touring as he suffers from dementia.

The 68-year-old Johnson has been the singer of the notoriously loud rock band since 1980 and his known for his strained, high-pitched vocal style.


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