Bon Scott’s 1978 Letter Discusses Phil Rudd’s Breakdown on AC/DC Tour

Bon Scott’s 1978 Letter Discusses Phil Rudd’s Breakdown on AC/DC Tour

A handwritten letter by late AC/DC singer Bon Scott discusses drummer Phil Rudd’s breakdown on the Powerage Tour in 1978.

Now up for auction, the letter addressed to Scott’s sister details Rudd’s emotional breakdown and how he “had to spend a lot of time with a shrink.” Scott added that “luckily he got over it quickly enough not to upset the band.”

Scott goes on to apologize to his sister for not contacting her often. He added some insight onto how tough tour life could be by writing,  “I’m beginning to look just a little haggard. I’d love to check myself in to a sanitarium for a month but after this tour it’s straight to Europe & England for a month & then back here for the winter-end of the year so the next time you see me it might be in a geriatric ward. My hair looks like a busby but I’m just going to let it go on growing & be a hippy again for a while.”

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