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Billie Joe Armstrong

Leaves Hospital

'My Voice is Gone'

9/4/2012 11:01 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong is out of the hospital and back in L.A. following a medical scare ... and upon his arrival Monday, the singer mouthed to TMZ that his voice is completely gone.

The band was supposed to play a show in Italy this weekend, but the guys were forced to cancel the gig when Billie Joe was "rushed to the hospital due to illness."

The rest of the band released a video statement saying, "We're beyond devastated ... We're as sad as you guys are. Billie's extremely upset about it."

The guys never revealed the nature of Armstrong's illness ... but now it's obvious, it has something to do with his throat.

On his way out of the airport, we asked Billie Joe about some other stuff ... but for some reason, he didn't have much to say.

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Mulholland Drive    

That's unfortunate. But I suppose when you use your voice to spew a lot of anti-American garbage, it catches up to you one day.

677 days ago
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Majestik    

I guess you guys wouldn't have had an unfunny joke to tell if he started signing after the question, eh? Geez, all I want is a chance to rap the knuckles with a ruler of your writer today.

677 days ago
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DaveT    

Happens with rock and punk singers, injure their vocal cords and throat from the aggressive vocal style, and bad cold or infection etc, just have to rest a while, voice will come back...Billie sings pretty balls-to-the-wall and puts on a kick ass rock/punk show

677 days ago
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Jake    

Few days ago it was said he went to the Hospital because of severe stomach pain, maybe he has some kinda virus. Mulholland they aren't anti American, asking questions is not anti American.

677 days ago
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erin    

WHAT. THIS IS HORRIBLE :'(

677 days ago
6.

barf    

oh wow just saw them last week here in germany and the show was awesome! get well soon screamer!

677 days ago
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lolpetewtf    

Good. They haven't made a good album since Nimrod. Nothing but left-wing political spat the past 10 years.

I used to be a huge Green Day fan until the hate speech started when Bush was in office.

677 days ago
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Kiko    

Anyone else sensing a little BS in this whole thing?

677 days ago
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BECKER    

Who cares this little guy and his band have been around for way too long. They had a good run so it is time to say good bye little fella

677 days ago
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doodoopapah    

Who cares about these has-been, fake punks.

677 days ago
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Joao    

I'm convinced that I'm living in a parallel universe after listening to the raving comments on this board. Green Day sucks. Their lyrics sounds like a high school kid trying to be profound and the music... let's just say I've hear better garage bands. But to each their own... it all comes down to the Kool-Aid, the initiated, who drank it and hear brilliance in the mediocre and prefer polyester because it doesn't wrinkle and then there's the rest of us unenlightened.

677 days ago
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tracker    

The band says'we are beyond devastated' STFU.MICHAEL CLARK DUNCANS FAMILY IS 'BEYOND DEVASTATED.!R.I.P

677 days ago
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Stock71    

What if Billy Joe was a fan of AMC and was mad that Dish dropped his favorite shows and he wrote a song about it? It could sound like this! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wmqDGsubzYI&feature=youtube_gdata_player

677 days ago
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Mia Ziti    

Green Day is the most American and Patriotic band If you educated yourself you'd know that,also there is nothing more American than questioning an aggresive act by your government.

677 days ago
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Stock71    

What if Billy Joe wrote a rock anthem to try to get back AMC on DISH? Maybe it would sound like this!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wmqDGsubzYI&feature=youtube_gdata_player

677 days ago
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