Green Day's Billy Joe Armstrong Hospitalized In Italy, Band Cancels Show
Green Day lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong, 40, was admitted to a hospital in Italy this past weekend after suffering from an undisclosed illness. He has since been released.
Green Day was scheduled to play a concert in Bologna, but had to pull out as a result of Armstrong’s health. Band members Frank Edwin Wright, better known as Tre Cool, 39, and Mike Dirnt, or Michael Ryan Pritchard, 40, released a video message to the fans apologizing and explaining why they would be unable to perform. The band said they were “beyond devastated” and had been hoping to play the Bologna show, as it had promised to be the highlight of their tour. The city was supposed to be the last stop on a two-week European tour that took the band through Japan, England, France and Germany.
Green Day is scheduled to release �Uno!, the first album of its upcoming trilogy, on Sept. 25. The first single from �Uno!, "Oh Love," was released in July and debuted on the Billboard U.S. Rock Charts at No. 1. —Chris Camacho
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