Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Bad Day for Green Day: Billie Joe Armstrong off to rehab

Billie Joe Armstrong, lead singer of pop punk veterans Green Day, is set to join the ranks of many spoiled rock star brats before him and head to rehab following his much publicized on-stage meltdown in Las Vegas at the iHeartRadio Festival last Friday night. The frontman became agitated  when the band were allegedly instructed to wrap up their performance early.

Following the hilarious outburst, which included gems such as ''I'm not fucking Justin Bieber you motherfuckers'', Green Day  have released a statement which goes as follows: "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."

One could consider the whole incident bad timing considering Green Day have just released the first of a planned trilogy of albums which is set to be released in full over the next 3 months. Whether their touring schedule is to be affected remains unclear, but for now appearances on Jimmy Kimmel Live and The Ellen DeGeneres Show have been cancelled.

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