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Sunday
Sep232012

Green Day Frontman Billie Joe Armstrong Heading to Rehab

Eugene Gologursky/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong is headed to rehab. 

In a statement provided to ABC News Radio, the band's management announced Sunday, "Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong is seeking treatment for substance abuse."

The announcement comes following an angry outburst by Armstrong at a Las Vegas music festival on Saturday.  The 40-year-old singer stopped a song in mid-performance and delivered a profane protest against the band's performance time allegedly being cut short, repeatedly referring to a countdown clock that read "one minute." 

Armstrong ultimately declares, "Let me show you what one f**kin' minute f**kin' means," then smashes his guitar into the stage floor until it breaks, after which he stalks off the stage.  Video of Armstrong's outburst has since been widely posted online.

"Green Day would like everyone to know that their set was not cut short," Sunday's statement continues, "and to apologize to those they offended..."  The statement concludes with, "The band regretfully must postpone some of their upcoming promotional appearances."

Green Day is currently promoting their new album Uno, which hits retailers on Tuesday.

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio

Tuesday
Sep042012

Green Day Cancels Gig After Lead Singer Rushed to Hospital

Christie Goodwin/Redferns via Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Billie Joe Armstrong has reportedly been released from a hospital in Italy, where he was admitted earlier this week, forcing his band, Green Day, to cancel a concert.

The singer was rushed to the hospital Sunday night before the band was scheduled to perform in Bologna.

His band mates, Tre Cool and Mike Dirnt, released a short video apologizing to their fans.

“We apologize profusely, you know, this is really unfortunate, but Billie got rushed to the hospital last night due to illness, and the doctors don’t think it’s a good idea for him to play today,” Dirnt says in the video.

“We’re beyond devastated and sad,” Cool adds, “Billie is extremely upset about it, and we’ll see you soon.”

Armstrong has since been released from the hospital, according to TMZ.com.

No further information has been released about his condition. Armstrong is set to debut on season 3 of NBC’s The Voice as a mentor on Christina Aguilera’s team.

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