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  • Brian's picture
    September 23, 2012

    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. 

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on September 23, 2012

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. 


Julieta Ferreyra's picture

Vamos Billie. desde Argentina te mandamos muchas fuerzas y a salir de esto! que los queremos volver a ver! GENIOS <3

burro's picture

Just signed up to wish you well Billie Joe. At 57 y.o. I got turned on to Green Day for the first time with American Idiot. You guys wrapped up the whole GWB FUBAR and put a bow on it with that album. I was hooked. I loved 21st Century Breakdown and I'm looking forward to UNO. Seems like you all have been pushing really hard creatively and professionally in every direction, (including the Broadway show).

Do what you gotta do to give yourself room to breathe. The quality and quantity of the band's output has been super impressive, but it has to be stressful too. I want Billie Joe and the band to be healthy and keep making bad ass music. There's really a lot of dreck out there these days. Green Day harkens back to a more substantial time. We need you guys to keep doing what you do best.

Good luck for a complete recovery Billie Joe, and to a clear, clean path to the rest of the f'n 21st Century.

PattyinRomance's picture

I hope Billie gets better, we love you<3

Mandy_PunkRock's picture

I'm sending all my support and love to you Billie, you are a strong man and you will recover soon. All my thougths goes to your family and friends. You are my hero, Billie! We love you! The Green Day Family is supporting you and wishing you the best!

Domgomez's picture

Don't apologize! Green Day is way better than freakin Usher!

TomasBridal's picture

whatever is going on, Billie Joe, Mike, Tre, I love you all. I send you my love and support because you all deserve it, as you have helped me through Many MANY rough times. I am forever grateful and supportive of everything. Regardless of anything, Billie You are an amazing human being, Mike, You are an amazing human being, and Tre, You are an amazing human being. I love all of you to death and I can't thank you enough for all you have given to the world. God bless, Best Wishes - Tomas

burntcookies's picture

You and your family come first Billie, do what you need to do for you and them and fuck the other shit till you get where you need to be!

Kucky15's picture

as far as i know we dont care if the events are delayed all we care about is Billy getting better and the Band moving on, the band should not have to appologize, just because there are new pop singers the down right best in my eyes will always be Green Day. and tomarro everyone should show off all the GreenDay pride you have. <3 GreenDay forever

Ernest16's picture

I hope Billie gets better soon...
we're with you Billie

kalyath's picture

I hope Billy gets better soon and that when this happens the group can continue with their commitments. I support 100% much encouragement

FinkChrist's picture

You don't have to apologize for anything, and you don't have to justify your actions. Good luck with everything.

LysiB's picture

100% Support From Me!

I'm sorry, but its a total dis to be cut short just so USHER (who I don't feel brings anything worth listening to, to the industry) could go on stage for longer... Fail...

KnowUrEnemy13's picture

I love you Billie. Get better soon. You'll be okay; we're all here supporting you <3

hesaidnevermind's picture

I hope you get better soon Billie we all love you and wish you the best. I cant wait to see you in Seattle.

ntlaurie's picture

everyone is behind you and wishes you nothing but the best.getting help is not easy, and most be monumental for someone being watched by millions.put yourself first.

St. Jimmy's picture

Get better billie!! High or not, I think there's no reason to apologize. Keep the punk alive!

Thrifty87's picture

Get Well Soon Billie! Hope you have a quick recovery and you will be back on your feet rocking it out in no time. Good luck with everything! You have been my hero for over 8 years. So please get Better. We all still need you! Especially me :D <3

krazykat's picture

Billie, I am way too old to be your fan, but I am. I hope you find what you're looking for at rehab. It's hard, but you are setting a good example for your children and I'm sure it is a lot of comfort to Adrienne that you are taking this step. All the best to you. You are a good person with good foundations. You can draw on that to get you through. Don't listen to all the crap. Truly. You'll make it.

NikkiM01's picture

No apologies necessary. I was there and it was fucking awesome but not at the expense of Billie's health and well being. Here's to your speedy recovery and I look forward to seeing you back in Las Vegas in February. I'll be the one camping out at 5:00 am to get a barricade spot.

elchubbo's picture

Damn Green day are/WERE so much better when BJA is under the influence! That shit at IHEARTRADIO was amazing! Get better though, but still keep that crazy punk vibe for TORONTO in January! Can't wait to see you guys again!

HaushinkaAsFuck's picture

Billie Joe Did you know you have like 465465464 people around the fucking planet who loves you ! and we are with you not only in good moments in bad ones like this our Green Heart is with you ! WE FUCKING LOVE YOU

Kchairchic's picture

Love to you and your family!! Super sceptial about how this all played out! Wishing you nothing but the best! You boys have the greatest fans in the world! Most of us get what's going on here!

lasistin's picture

I've been hiding under a rock for the last 20+ years and have just recently opened my ears to Green Day music, videos, interviews, etc. They have my ears, eyes, and heart. I can't get enough. Please get better!!!

fa72_punk's picture

I don't believe this shit /:

karenrashkash Extreme Green Day Fan's picture

Well if Billie Joe does have a substance abuse issue, then of course, ALL OF US GREEN DAY FANS are behind him 1000%. We love all of you. Billie being the front man gets the most focus. But I gotta wonder if they made you do this to calm the promoters down. I mean, this just looked like Billie being Billie. I just saw GREEN DAY at IRving a week ago. I've seen clips of Billie performing drunk, performing high. He sure seemed ok a week ago. Whatever the truth, all the best to GREEN DAY & BILLIE JOE ARMSTRONG.

clairseach's picture

Good luck Billie and get well fast. I've got 24 years clean sobriety and if a wuss like me can do it, someone as kickass awesome as you will show the world how it's done. We need your help in fighting the forces of evil (aka Mitt Romney & Co.), so we're all pulling for you!

MyHeartOnANoose's picture

Billie get well soon!! The Green Day Family will always be here for you!! We love you so much <3

ilovegreenday1234's picture

OMG Billie I hope you are okay!!!!! </3

piat's picture

Apologize to who? Clear Channel/Live Nation, talk about a corporate monopoly...the government should be looking into them...don't ya think, hmmm...Clear Channel/Live Nation SUCKS BALLS!!! Don't apologize, they make plenty of money off of Green Day and plenty of other bands...they should be apologizing to you for only giving you a 40 minute time slot.

nautika_mp's picture

Please be okay Billie Joe. I've loved you for almost 20 years now and I would be devastated if anything were to happen to you. Looking forward to seeing you in Toronto again soon - take care of yourself xo