Former AC/DC Bassist Says Bon Scott Was Nearly Kicked Out After Overdose

Former AC/DC bassist Mark Evans has revealed that Bon Scott was nearly fired as the band's lead vocalist after overdosing on heroin.

Evans made the revelation in an interview with AC/DC biographer Jesse Fink for the latter's new book The Youngs: The Brothers Who Built AC/DC.

The overdose occurred in 1975 and though Scott recovered, it raised serious questions about his reliability within the band.

"It was all [kept] very in-house. It was just something that filtered through the band: that things weren't looking good [for Bon]. There was mention of another singer. But it never got to that point," Evans said.

Scott did eventually succumb to his addiction, dying of an overdose five years later.

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