Green Day’s frontman had an epic meltdown on stage that shocked all fans and has the media searching for ear-plugs. Billie Joe Armstrong is now heading to rehab after losing it on stage, yelling he’s not “f*cking Justin Bieber”.
Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day seems to be having more of a full plate than he’d imagine. At Friday’s night iHeartRadio concert Billie Joe Armstrong had an epic f-bomb on-stage meltdown that shocked everyone. The Green Day frontman lost it on stage after his band’s time was cut to half to give Usher and Rihanna more time to play. His rep says Billie Joe Armstrong is now checking into rehab.
It all went to hell in literally one minute. Billie Joe Armstrong gave fans at the iHeartRadio concert last Friday one performance they will always remember. He was just cutting short the band’s “Basket Case” 1994 hit, when Billie Joe Armstrong literally turned into one. He wanted to play a new song but then got sight of a digital ticker letting everybody know the band had one more minute on stage.
The Green Day performance at iHeartRadio concert was cut short to give Usher and Rihanna more time on stage, but that got Billie Joe Armstrong losing it. He went into a swearing rant and then smashed his guitar. “Give me a … break. One minute left. One minute … left. You’re gonna give me … one minute? Look at that … sign there. One minute” Armstrong reacted.
“Let me … tell you something. Let me tell you something. I’ve been around since …1980…8 and you’re going to give me one … minute? You gotta be … kidding me… I’m not… Justin Bieber” Armstrong went on. It was certainly not easy to see Billie Joe Armstrong losing it on stage, but fans applauded him and went cheering when they heard their idol saying he’s “not f*cking Justin Bieber”.
After Billie Joe Armstrong’s meltdown, a Facebook statement by a spokesperson said the frontman is checking into rehab for substance abuse. “We would like everyone to know that our set was not cut short by Clear Channel and to apologize to those we offended at the iHeartRadio Festival in Las Vegas” the statement added.
We don’t think there’s something wrong with Billie Joe Armstrong. It’s a punk band in the end and the I Heart Radio site itself declared the Green Day performance to be “one of the most epix, punk rock sets in recent memory”.