Green Day bass player Mike Dirnt says the band are “going to pull through,” despite frontman Billie Joe Armstrong being in rehab
Green Day singer Billie Joe Armstrong is currently in rehab for substance abuse, but bass player Mike Dirnt is assuring fans that the band is far from over. According to Dirnt, the guys of Green Day plan to get back to the business of making music as soon as Armstrong is finished with his treatment.
“Billie doesn’t take things lightly and he wouldn’t take rehab lightly, either,” Dirnt told U.K. magazine Kerrang! “He’s in the middle of some really big things, but we’re going to pull through. Green Day has never been a band that sits still, but sometimes you have to step back and let life go on rather than try to control everything.”
Earlier this month, Green Day had to drop off their stint at the Voodoo Music + Arts Experience on Oct. 27. While the guys, of course, weren’t happy to cancel on the festival, Dirnt says that he and drummer Tré Cool were pleased to do whatever was needed to help Armstrong reach a full recovery, even if that means putting a nix to more gigs.
“I know that my friend’s life is in danger and that’s all I care about,” he said. “We’re brothers-in-arms waiting for Billie to return healthy, but we’re not going to force anything. Tré and I will be standing here for Billie.”
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