Dave Davies has issued a message of support to AC/DC's Malcolm Young, who is rumoured to have experienced a stroke. Writing on his Facebook page on April 17, Davies offered some advice to Young:

Dave Davies has issued a message of support to AC/DC’s Malcolm Young, who is rumoured to have experienced a stroke.

Writing on his Facebook page on April 17, Davies offered some advice to Young:

Malcolm Young – never give up – and remember all the important ‘tricks’ you learnt and keep going over and over them in your mind- always excerise your hands and fingers- picking coins from the floor- picking up pins from a flat surface-constantly touch the tips of your fingers with the thumb and try to do it faster and faster- image playing your best solos ever in your mind before you go to sleep-daily – Dave Davies”

In a second post on April 21, he wrote:

“I have no idea exactly what physical state Malcolm Young is in but the public sending out negative vibes about the whole thing is not going to help at all. It really does not help by people taking a negative view that his career is over. Part of the healing process is convincing the brain and MIND that it is capable of anything. I wish him well. I was afraid my first shows last year might have been my last but sometimes you have to have blind faith with the support of people around you which I was fortunate to receive. Positive thoughts and encouraging support of others are paramount in the healing process. Love, Dave”

Davies suffered a stroke on June 30, 2004, when he was 57.

Meanwhile, although AC/DC have confirmed Young will take a hiatus from the band, they have not confirmed the specific reasons why. “Malcolm … is taking a break from the band due to ill health,” AC/DC said in a statement. “In light of this news, AC/DC asks that Malcolm and his family’s privacy be respected during this time.”

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