According to Artisan News, GREEN DAY's Billie Joe Armstrong has been hospitalized with an illness, origin unkonwn at press time, that cause the band's postponement of a concert in Bologna, Italy, and while Mike Dirnt and Tre Cool apologized via a video statement it's unknown whether Billie Joe will be healthy in time for Thursday's MTV Video Music Awards. Here is what Billie's bandmates Mike Dirnt and Tre Cool had to say about this unfortunate situation:
"We sincerely apologize to our fans, but unfortunately due to illness Billie Joe has been hospitalized, and we regretfully must cancel our performance in Bologna, Italy. We are beyond devastated and will make it up to you when we come back next summer.
"We're beyond upset," said drummer Tre Cool in a video posted belos. "We're as sad as you guys are. Billie is extremely upset about it."
Armstrong, 40, was "rushed to the hospital ... due to illness" on Saturday night, said bassist Mike Dirnt in the video.
The nature of the illness wasn't disclosed, but Dirnt said the "doctors didn't think it's a good idea" for Armstrong to play Sunday at a concert in Bologna. GREEN DAY's next scheduled show is Sept. 21 in Las Vegas.
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