Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong Enters Rehab

2012-09-24

Story by Cat Badra

Green Day singer is heading to rehab following Las Vegas outburst

Green Day singer Billie Joe Armstrong is being checking into rehab. In an official statement, the pop-punk group’s management stated Sunday (Sept. 23), “Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong is seeking treatment for substance abuse.”

The new comes on the heels of an unruly showing by Armstrong at the iHeart Music Festival in Las Vegas on Saturday (Sept. 22). Armstrong stopped a song and lashed out with a profane rant about the group’s performance time allegedly being shortened, repeatedly upset about a countdown clock that read the band had “one minute” left on the stage. Following the rant, Armstrong then flung his guitar into the stage floor until it shattered and walked off the stage.

In the statement by management, Green Day say their set actually wasn’t cut short, as Armstrong had stated. “Green Day would like everyone to know that their set was not cut short,” the statement read, “and to apologize to those they offended…” It looks like Green Day will be taking some time off to allow Armstrong time to recover, as the statement ends with stating, “the band regretfully must postpone some of their upcoming promotional appearances.”

Green Day are currently in the midst of heavy promotion for their new studio album, “Uno,” which is set to reach stores on Tuesday (Sept. 25). (Photo credit: Anne Erickson.)

 




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