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Billie Joe Armstrong, Green Day Singer, Hospitalized

Billie Joe Armstrong, Green Day Singer, Hospitalized
Billie Joe Armstrong
Buaer-Griffin

updated 09/04/2012 at 12:55 PM EDT

originally published 09/04/2012 01:00PM

Green Day's lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong was hospitalized over the weekend – and the band was forced to cancel a concert in Italy.

"We're beyond upset," said drummer Tre Cool in a video posted on the band's website. "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.



He was discharged and later spotted at the airport in Los Angeles. Green Day was set to perform Thursday night at the MTV Video Music Awards.

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