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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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91.

Janeylaur    

With that in mind, I'll say Bon Jovi 1; Green Day 0. Nice job though at trying to be like Pete Townsend, but you'll never be as great as him.

697 days ago
92.

Ronny    

That's Total Crap. He's in rehab because he label making him So they can explain away his COMPLETELY RATIONAL Response to the out right Disrespect at the hands of those jackasses at iHeart Radio! Billie is a Legend who is Far better than usher. They owe him and his fans a Huge apology.

697 days ago
93.

Cj    

LMAO it's so "punk" to apologize

697 days ago
94.

Cherry    

Eat a cookie and relax Billie Joe.

697 days ago
95.

happyday    

Yeah, cuz he's the first rock singer to do that..... WHY WHY WHY apologize???? This used to be rock & roll. Now they have to issue a statement & go to rehab. Sad.

697 days ago
96.

kat    

hi, Green Day's roots are in Punk. this is not that bad of an incident, and not at all unusual! in today's lame ass, dare i say a word environment, it might be scary. but it really is nothing.

697 days ago
97.

tripod    

It took five whacks to break his guitar. Now that's embarrassing. Probably wears panties too.

697 days ago
98.

Sandy    

I don't see a "meltdown." I see a rock star.

697 days ago
99.

Javadude54    

Somewhere, Justin Bieber is laughing his head off.

697 days ago
100.

madman    

It's punk what do they expect. Im mad he apologized.

697 days ago
101.

Julianthe    

This is what happens when someone diagnosed with bipolar disorder does not take their medication.

697 days ago
102.

Jacqui    

"I'm not Justin Bieber, you MFers!"....THAT's "slamming" Justin Bieber?? Man, you guys are sensitive!

697 days ago
103.

tamara    

Seems like when celebs do something annoying, dangerous, whatever, their "way out"
is saying "going to rehab". They just do stupid things because of the HUGE egos

697 days ago
104.

21stCenturyGirl    

I know you guys will recover from whatever it is you are going through. Billy you are going to be perfectly okay. You are not this person. You are an amazing person who writes and sings awesome songs. I can't wait for the new albums. Love you Greenday.

697 days ago
105.

taz    

I have all the respect in the world for Billie Joe. Whatever he's dealing with, I know he'll be back strong and kickin' some more ass (all things aside, he had every right to be upset).

697 days ago
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