Brian Johnson SHOULD Be Angry About Career Ending Diagnosis – So Why Does He Sound So Happy?
“I’ve Had A Pretty Good Run.”
Former AC/DC singer Brian Johnson should be angry. Angry, hurt, and absolutely devastated that his career as the lead singer for one of the greatest rock bands in history has ended – at least for the foreseeable future – thanks to an increasing risk of permanent hearing loss, and for several weeks he was all of those things.
These days, Brian’s singing a different tune. He’s finally opened up about the aftermath of his exit from what he calls “the best band in the world” in a recent interview with SiriusXM radio and in fact, the former AC/DC singer actually sounds happy – like the career ending diagnosis was something he’s finally made his peace with. He even says that he’s thankful and considers himself a lucky man, despite being dealt a pretty unfair hand and compares his situation to sports:
“It’s like a young sports player getting an injury. 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.”
So what makes the former AC/DC frontman so grateful in the face of being forced to step away from one of the great loves of his life? The fact that it he “came out of it in one piece” and the diagnosis wasn’t “cancer or something terminal,” says Brian. After 36 years fronting AC/DC and traveling around the world with their brash, in your face brand of rock and roll, Brian’s not even remotely bitter – in fact, he looks back on his life pretty fondly.
“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.”