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Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong Enters Rehab After Onstage Rants

September 24, 2012 (1:30 am) GMT
The 'American Idiot' hitmakers also apologize for what happened in the Las Vegas concert, clarifying that their set 'was not cut short by Clear Channel.'
Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong Enters Rehab After Onstage Rants

has checked himself into rehab after throwing expletive rants during 's live performance in Las Vegas. "Billie Joe is seeking treatment for substance abuse," the band announced in a statement.

"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."

Billie was furious when the organizers of iHeartRadio Music Festival gave him a 1-minute warning sign during their set at the MGM Grand Arena on September 21. "I'm not f***ing , you motherf***ers," he said before destroying a guitar and giving a middle-finger salute.

Before the onstage meltdown, Billie Joe was hospitalized for an undisclosed illness when they were about to perform in Italy, forcing them to cancel the gig. After released from hospital, the vocalist joined bandmates Tres Cool and Mike Dirnt to perform at 2012 MTV Video Music Awards.

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