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Green Day Frontman

Enters Rehab

After On-Stage Meltdown

9/23/2012 12:42 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Green Day's front man Billie Joe Armstrong is entering rehab for substance abuse ... a rep for the band tells TMZ.

The news comes just two days after Armstrong went ballistic in Vegas during a performance at the iHeart Radio Music Festival. He was videotaped screaming obscenities, slamming Justin Bieber and violently smashing his guitar on-stage.

The band's rep tells TMZ,  "Green day wants to apologize to those they offended at the iHeartRadio Festival in Las Vegas."



The rep adds, "The band regretfully must postpone some of their upcoming promotional appearances.“

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16.

MJ DEAD!! YAY! YAY!    

Billie, what happened bro? All these years you've been cool now this? Get to work man, put this **** in your rear view mirror.

655 days ago
17.

Chris    

Rehab? He doesn't need rehab! That was the most awesome Rock moment of the past 5 years! Billie needs more of what he is taking!

655 days ago
18.

RomneyIsACurse    

must be upset he's washed up

655 days ago
19.

bigcasino    

MOM!!!!!!!!!! someone called me a justin beiber!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (smashes gituar) WAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!

655 days ago
20.

Mike    

"Green day wants to apologize to those they offended at the iHeartRadio Festival in Las Vegas."

How punk rock... Go die already.

655 days ago
21.

yomama    

i love green day... sort of a modern-day version of the Clash. Having said that... i watched Billy Joe being interviewed by Bill Maher a while back and good grief the guy was clearly stoned out of his gourd. He couldn't finish a sentence or a thought and Bill didn't really know where to go with it, LOL which is funny since he's such a stoner himself.

655 days ago
22.

Discoboy    

Call me cynical, but........don't they have a new album coming out shortly? Any publicity is good publicity.....just sayin.......

655 days ago
23.

S D M F    

Rock and "F*cking" Roll!!

The music industry is saturated with no talent wannabe's! If it weren't autotune the Biebers and the rest would not exist!
The industry is suffering big time due to a lack of TRUE musicianship. No one plays instruments anymore and you cannot classify a laptop or a turntable as a musical instrument.

Rock On Billy Joe!!!!

655 days ago
24.

KnuckleDragger    

A stage meltdown. What are the odds you'll get one of those just for the price of a ticket?!

655 days ago
25.

Kevin    

Could you use a less annoying noise than that high frequency "beep" if you must censor audio. It's more offensive than the swearing.

655 days ago
26.

Julies    

Are we so PC now that cursing and guitar smashing at a rock concert needs an apology? F that, but get well soon, Billie Joe.

655 days ago
27.

Cheetara    

I thought it was part of the act...especially since there were two idots destroying guitars.

655 days ago
28.

Kevin    

Bet he'll already be out of rehab when September ends.

655 days ago
29.

Michael    

That was one of the funniest, entertaining set of any band ever. Billie Joe was pissed that the crowd was so dead. That's what happens when IHeart monopolizes the show and makes it in a small venue where nose-bleed tix are over $300/each. Why in the hell would they have sorry @ss Usher go over his time and cut their set WAY short. He reminds me of when I used to drink a lot and take vicodin at the same time. When you get pissed, you get even angrier when agitated...WTG Billie...even if you were loaded....it was Rock N Roll history and your rant kicked MAJOR ASS!!

655 days ago
30.

LCS27    

A rep of the band told me too. On their web site:

http://www.greenday.com/news/news-70741


dumbasses!

655 days ago
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