Billie Joe Armstrong Enters Rehab After Public Meltdown
Green Day singer Billie Joe Armstrong is headed to rehab to get treatment for substance abuse. The announcement comes a day after the punk rock frontman gave a profanity-laced rant at the iHeartMusic Festival.
Green Day played the iHeartMusic Festival over the weekend. Armstrong was furious when he found out that the band’s set was going to be shortened by twenty minutes in order to give Usher extra time.
“I’m going to play a f—ing new song … F— this sh–. Gimme a f—ing break. One minute left. One minute f—ing left. You’re going to give me one minute. I’m not f—ing Justin Bieber, you mother—-ers. You’ve got to be f—ing joking. I got one minute. One minute left. Now I got nothing left.”
The iHeartRadio Music show will be the last for the band for a while. The band announced this morning that they would be canceling upcoming appearances while Armstrong gets help.
“Billie Joe is seeking treatment for substance abuse. We would like everyone to know that our set was not cut short by Clear Channel and to apologize to those we offended at the iHeartRadio Festival in Las Vegas. We regretfully must postpone some of our upcoming promotional appearances.”
The band was forced to cancel a show earlier this year when Armstrong was rushed to the hospital. The band didn’t elaborate on details at the time. Instead, Mike Dirnt and Tré Cool apologized to fans about the cancelled show saying that Armstrong was suffering from “an illness.”
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