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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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NazareneChristopher    

Well he never really had a voice anyway

746 days ago
17.

If sense were common everyone would have it.    

Nature's way of shutting off the whining. Awesome!

746 days ago
18.

devilgirl    

Gosh, I will be worrying about this all day because it is so important!

746 days ago
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LCS27    

Good news. Maybe without his voice a Green Day's show can become somehow bearable.

746 days ago
20.

MadCharles    

did they get his ass out of his throat ?

746 days ago
21.

Truth    

WELL DOESNT SEEM LIKE IT'S PERMANENT... TOO BAD!! #TRUTH!!

746 days ago
22.

Porcelain Cougar    

Time to look up Adele's throat doc, he did an excellent job, with her, I'm sure Billy could benefit just as much.

746 days ago
23.

static    

Sorry he's sick but his band sucks and he's a rotten human being.

746 days ago
24.

Ben    

Never liked them anyway,

746 days ago
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rosiemay86    

I am absolutely disgusted with how people are treating Billie right now. Have some f****** respect! He does so much for all his fans, and yet you get people saying they want to spit in his face because he cancelled one gig because he was hospitalized.... Leave him the f*** alone and let him recover in peace!

746 days ago
26.

Joey    

Jf only ths wa strue, we won't have to hear his screaming voice

746 days ago
27.

Harlin's Garage    

Hey bud, more than your voice is gone, check your manhood when you sold out years ago....

746 days ago
28.

Madam Obvious    

Lots of vocalists get lesions on their throat and/or throat polyps, which are more serious. Julie Andrews career was ended in this way. Either of these conditions cause, at the very least, temporary loss of voice and he may require surgery which means he won't be singing for quite some time due to the recuperation period required.

746 days ago
29.

Sam    

HAHA! His voice isn't gone. It was an excuse because he didn't want to deal with idiots from the media.

(BTW it's *Billie wiith an ie)

746 days ago
30.

operation wetback    

This is news???? Pfffffffffffffttttttt.

746 days ago
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