Billie Joe of Greenday Enters Rehab

Billie Joe, the lead singer of the popular punk-rock band Greenday, is headed to a rehabilitation facility for substance abuse after a public meltdown at the iHeartRadio festival in Las Vegas, Nevada. On September 21, 2012, Greenday was set to perform at the festival but later found out that their set had been cut from 45 minutes to 25 to make room for another popular musician “Usher”. Apparently the band didn’t take that news too well and in the middle of their performance, Billie Joe, the lead singer, made his frustrations known when a prompter at the back of the auditorium signaled that they had 1 minute remaining.

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Billie Joe stopped playing and shouted out, “One minute left, one minute f**king left. You’re gonna give me f**king one minute? … I’m not f**king Justin Bieber, you mother f**kers!“. After the singer finished his rant, he grabbed his guitar and began smashing it on the stage until it broke in half. The band later released a statement through the Associated Press apologizing to anyone offended by their actions at the iHeartRadio Festival. It is still unclear what Billie Joe is receiving treatment for with initial reports stating he has been struggling with alcohol abuse. The punk singer has had alcohol problems in the past, receiving a DUI in 2003 and admitting to using drugs in the past which he says he has long since quit.

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