Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong comes down with mystery illness in Italy. Read on for details!
Punk music’s biggest band Green Day halted touring, canceling their September 2 show in Bologna, Italy, as frontman Billie Joe Armstrong was rushed to a local hospital. Adding to fan’s concern, his Green Day cohorts aren’t exactly specifying what’s wrong with the singer. Billie’s bandmates have addressed anxious fans with a cryptic apology.
“We’re beyond devastated, ” said drummer, Tres Cool, in a statement released on YouTube, “We’re as sad as you guys are.”
Whatever the condition, it certainly sounds serious, however, it’s possible that Billie’s bandmates are voicing extra concern to quell anger of concert fans who are notoriously testy when large shows are canceled so close to set time.
There is also always more grim speculation in incidents when stage performers are rushed to the hospital without full explanation.
Could this be another case of celebrity “exhaustion?”
Whatever the case, fans are hopeful for a quick recovery. Billie Joe is set to debut as a mentor on the upcoming season of NBC’s The Voice.
— Gino Orlandini
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