September 23, 2012

Billie Joe Armstrong Goes to Rehab


Green Day rocker Billie Joe Armstrong has checked into a treatment facility for substance abuse after trashing equipment and hurling abuse at promoters during what appeared to be a public meltdown at a Las Vegas festival.

The rocker and his bandmates were performing at the iHeart Radio Music Festival on Saturday when Armstrong took offense to a time warning towards the end of his set, storming offstage after accusing concert organizers of disrespecting him.

The video footage of his meltdown has since been posted online.

In a statement released to The Associated Press, the band has apologized for the incident, insisting the set was not cut short by promoters, as has been suggested.

A representative has also confirmed Armstrong is seeking treatment, adding, "The band regretfully must postpone some of their upcoming promotional appearances."

The group's new album, Uno, will be is released on Tuesday.

Armstrong's treatment news comes just weeks after the trio was forced to scrap a show in Italy after the singer was hospitalized with with an undisclosed medical issue on September 2nd.



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