September 24, 2012
Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong Enters Treatment For Substance Abuse
Two days after his on-stage outburst at the iHeartRadio festival made headlines, Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong has announced he will undergo treatment for substance abuse.
The band broke the news Sunday evening on their Facebook page,posting a message that read:
"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."
At press time, it's not clear just what appearances will be scrapped in support of the band's ¡Uno! album (out Tuesday), or if Armstrong's treatment will effect Green Day's just-announced tour, which is set to kick off in November. A rep for the band could not be reached for comment by MTV News. Read More>>