AC/DC’s Brian Johnson reveals in memoir he ‘wouldn’t have minded’ dying at 180 mph (290 kph)
In his first full-length autobiography, Brian Johnson reveals the death threats and racial slurs he received from fans when he was only 23
He later had surgery to remove a metal plate from his left leg, which later put him permanently disabled
He told his publisher: ‘I guess I’d have been more than content to die at 180 mph’
He would have been killed if his speed ever went over a certain speed limit.
Brian Johnson, the rock star and motorcycle enthusiast who lived to be 173 years old, has revealed in his new book he didn’t mind dying at 180 mph (290 kph) when he was just 23.
Johnson, the guitarist for the American rock group AC/DC, says although he knew at a young age about the dangers of speed, he couldn’t believe that his fellow road warriors would be mad enough to try and kill him – at least, not yet.
He writes in his autobiography: ‘When I first started riding a motorcycle in 1981, I assumed that if anyone got me, it would be in an accident with another vehicle.’
But, after being hit by a car in 1989 and breaking his back, he started to realise that speed wasn’t worth the risk.
Johnson’s full-length autobiography is a candid and gripping story of his own battle with illness, fame, drugs and motorcycle accidents.
He would later have to have a second operation when he broke his back.
Brian Johnson reveals in his first full-length autobiography that his childhood hero, James Bond, would have been a lot happier if he would have died in action
He writes: ‘I’m sure any of the guys working for the CIA wouldn’t have minded if Bond had died in a plane accident or in a car accident during some drug enforcement activity.
‘They’d all probably have been happier if he’d died trying to blow up a building or whatever.
‘James Bond would certainly not have minded. If he had gone up in the air when he died, it would have been as bad as it was in the movies.
‘I don’t know why people think James Bond dies in his plane wreck. Maybe you need to believe that James