Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong has been released from an Italian hospital after being admitted over the weekend, NBC reports. Armstrong's illness forced the pop-punk group to cancel a show in Bologna, Italy, on Sunday, and bandmates Mike Dirnt and Tre Cool released a video message to fans, apologizing for missing the European tour date.
"We apologize profusely -- this is really unfortunate -- but Billie got rushed to the hospital last night due to illness and the doctors don't think it's a good idea for him to play today," Dirnt said.
Added Cool, "We're beyond devastated, we're as sad as you guys are -- Billie's extremely upset about it, and we'll see you very soon." Both rockers emphasized that the group would return to the Italian city as soon as the can.
TMZ eventually caught up with Armstrong as he returned to L.A. without his voice. Sources say the band will still perform at the MTV Video Music Awards on Thursday.
Later that day, the band shared the new official clip for "Kill The D.J.," the second single from Uno! due out September 25. Two other albums will follow between then and January. This video features a bit more action than the bored, barely-clothed models lounging around while the band performed "Oh Love" as we switch between the band screaming through the desert on motorcycles and wandering around a rave that turns violent. And is it just me or is Mike Dirnt starting to look really old?
Earlier this week, one family's Monday night dinner ended in a bizzare manner. Shortly after having a steak purchased at a local Walmart, 24-year-old Ronnie Morales felt ill, according to multiple reports.