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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. 


Bdog420's picture

I think they had every right getting upset. They are going to get cut short for usher?¿ That's a huge slap in the face, talk about disrespectful. I for one am boycotting ClearChannel for there decision to cut their set short for Usher.

Redalert's picture

The first step to fixing something is to take responsibility for it and admit there's a problem. Check. You're well on the road by the sounds. Billie, much love and all the best for a swift and comfortable recovery (I'd love to say from your legion of Aussie fans, but for sure I can speak for a handful in Perth at the very least :). Hope wellness and robust good health is just round the corner - don't stress about commitments, true fans will wait however long. Take whatever time out from the game that you and your family need

RockerChick4life's picture

We all love you Billie Joe! I know you'll get well soon!
And there's really no need to apologize for what you guys did at the iHeartRadio Festival. You had every right to be upset! I don't believe this apology and I think Billie Joe made good points on stage. You guys have been around for a loooooong time and that was not fair to cut your set.

msvr's picture

cmon , guyz , no need of this kinda apologies, only 9 minutes for you to perform , but others for more than 25 minutes?? you con't need to do this , they have to issue a public apology to you

Nan Goong Lee's picture

I couldn't sleep last night in vexation of spirit.
I hope you get better soon.
Come on, Billie~!!
We love you ^^!
We love Greenday ~♥

CarolynStatza's picture

We love you, Billie Joe!!! Get well really soon <3

Izaac Sandoval's picture

Billie-Get well soon!

Izaac Sandoval's picture

Green Day

flyblackguy's picture

I agree with everything you said on stage the other day. Fuck iheartradio, fuck clearchannel. They are killing the music industry. People are making music now to be famous and not for the sake of music. I'm not the biggest Green Day fan, but I signed up because I'm glad you spoke your mind. But for the record, I had Dookie on cassette tape, and Insomniac was fantastic. Hope rehap goes well and hope the rest of the band keep doing their thing...

SunburstGibson's picture

Whatever happens, we love you. Your music means so much to lunatics like me everywhere. Almost makes me feel normal. Get well bud.

pdiaz5's picture

I just watched last night's performance and I have to say your actions are true. You guys are legendary and need not apologize for anything. You speak your mind and I respect that. Billie Joe I send lots of love and wish for you to get back to what you love but, please take care of yourself. I live for Green Day music. It gets me through those "Fuck You!" days and get me reved to push on. Love you guys. Hope to see you at the Fillmore if not this Friday, soon. Lots of love.

cnbruin's picture

Hey Billie, I hope you get better soon. I hope you get back on the stage soon, can't wait to see you in Vegas! I'm really looking forward to seeing you guys at Tilly's if you guys are still up for. You got me to play guitar and I can't wait to see you play. Get well soon! -Christian

DEWaddict13's picture

Hey Billie Joe, I know your going through some rough shit, shit i may never know about or understand, but whatever it is, your family, bandmates, myself and the rest of your fans we are ALL here for you. I dont give a fuck if you dont make another record, it wont mean shit to me if YOU arent right, if YOU'RE suffering. YOU were the one that got me to start playing guitar, YOU were the one who got me to start song writing and YOU were the one to say that i wasnt alone in my life. i went through some serious stuff. i wasnt accepted in high school or anywhere else, no girlfriend, no hopes, no future. considered blowing my own fucking brains out over it, but you know what? I didnt. why? because you showed me that none of that shit matters. each days and new day, a new beginning. fuck yesterday. YOU need to do the same thing. FUCK yesterday, FUCK all the shit that happen at the music festival, get better, take as long as you need, and dont look back. you have my full support, just remember, take care of you and dont worry about us (your fans). I know you have a great compassion for us, but your TRUE fans will understand and be patient and support you. Get better Billie Joe. -Aaron

NoOneKnows's picture

Ya es hora de que Green Day deje a MTV

hopereneexo's picture

hey billie joe, get well soon! you, your fam, and the rest of green day are in my thoughts and prayers! you guys rule! you three have been a big part of my life for, well, most of my life! i hope you bounce back from this! you've got this! you've got an awesome support group from your family, the rest of green day, and of course your fans! <3 can't wait to see you come back from this and back on stage! get some rest! we'll be seeing you soon! xo.

gdfever's picture

*Green Day you guys saved my life with your music and its time to save one of your own lives.Billie Joe we the fans love and support you 110% Good luck with the treatment so you guys can be rockin on stage again.*

Pameena_Erika's picture

Hi Billie Joe! Hope you are feeling better and please get well 100% soon!! It rips my heart to know that my hero is sick. I was thinking maybe you have been over working and stress has been building up. I hope to see you after you are better @ Fillmore! Could I ask you a favor? Please please please stop smoking! It will ruin your wonderful sexy voice! Love you and sending you positive thoughts to your way!! xoxo

jfdelicious's picture

Get well soon Billie! my thoughts and prayers go to you! we need you for the UNO tour!!! hope to see you all better and performing at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, IL!! ill be there cheering you on! ive been a big green day fan for years now! know all your songs on guitar, drums, bass and singing! gonna go grab uno tuesday! get well


Page887's picture

Dear Mr. Armstrong,
If I can beat tobacco and various street drugs, Im positive you can. Best wishes for you, and the rest of the most excellent band.

karenrashkash Extreme Green Day Fan's picture

OK, so I watched more of the clips. Yes Billie is probably a bit toasted. But what that dam show did to GREEN DAY, that was bullshit. If they did not cut their time, I think it would have all been fine. And that show sucks for cutting time from Green Day to give Usher more time. Ugghhhh vomit time. So glad I did not spend my hard earned $$$ to go see that rip off. I am going to Voodoo where Green Day is headlining.

mattvthom's picture

God's peace.

Bloody hell--the best part of the fuck'n show! That's where the shit got real. iHeartRadio...untwist your panties. You popped the guitar smashing cherry on those bitches. And their gonna love you for it.

jimmywild1's picture

I just want to let you guys know that I support everything the band and its members do and say. American Idiot inspired me to learn the guitar, and the band's full catalog has had an immeasurable impact on my life. Without Green Day, I would not be in college studying to graduate with a degree in music in two years. Billie, Mike, and Tre are my heroes, and I think it is unbelievable how poorly Green Day has been treated by Clear Channel. Keep fighting guys, you are the last true punk rockers. Be the Minority like you always have been, and don't let these corporate assholes intimidate you. As Billie once told me, "You have the fuckin' power. We're the fuckin' leaders. Don't let these bastards dictate your life, or try to tell you what to do!"

Jmac's picture

WTF?..apology ? For what ? Fuck them . The statement seems bullshit and forced "was not cut short " ? I'm sure Billy just flipped out for nothing ...don't think so . Stop kissing their ass and get back to rocking ! You owe nothing to them . See You in CT.

Dany's picture

oh noo!!! billie did't need this!! don't do it please D:

AudieRae's picture

I hope that Billie gets well; I wish him the best to find himself and that he gets better!! My heart goes out to you! <3 I have been a fan of your band since I was in 3rd grade! And I have been going to shows since I was 13 years old, Green Day is my favorite band and really my outlet and safe haven if you will, I haven’t missed a show you’ve done in Pennsylvania in 7 years and I have tickets for your show on Jan,. 11th, I hope that you can still make it and to all your other shows!! Even you can’t, your fans will still love you and be there for you to get back on your feet. Get well Billie Joe Armstrong!! Stay strong and make your pursuit back to happiness. <3 <3

whatsername1990's picture

Get well soon, Billie Joe!!!!! I've been listening to Green Day since I was 14 and I still can't get enough of your sound and message. You have no need to justify your actions at iHeart Radio Festival; you were just pissed from getting your set cut, is all. Can't wait to see you, Mike Dirnt and Tre' Cool at the Wolstein Center on January 30th!!! Wishing you Love, Peace and Rock and Roll... Amanda

KerplunkIdiot's picture

WTF Billie there is no need to say sorry fuck em all you rock!!! but do what you need to do and I will see you, Mike and Tre in Australia in 2013 ~!!!! *Peace *Love *Punk *Green Day*

idiot96's picture

hope Billie get well
Saludos desde Venezuela :)

Ms.Anthrope's picture

While I don't think green day should of apologized for their badass rock and roll moment I understand why they had to.

nina_marina's picture

I just wish I could give my heart to Billie, I'll pray for him, because I'm really, really worried! ♥