Billie Joe Armstrong‘s fellow bandmates have been quick to update fans on the condition of the Green Day frontman who was forced to pull out of a gig in Italy after becoming seriously ill.
Armstrong came down with severe dehydration as a result of a heavy bout of influenza. He was rushed to hospital after he was deemed unfit to perform. Needless to say, the band were not happy to have to pull out of the show, but as Bassist Mike Dirnt explained, there was really no other option: “Billie came down with heavy, heavy dehydration; it was like severe dehydration, influenza, and it was just a really, really bad situation. He woke up in the morning and it was bad.”
“Let’s put it this way,” he continued, “if you’re in your hotel room and you’re vomiting profusely, it’s not fun. So what are you gonna do? It’s hard to sing while you’re puking.” Dirnt gave a heads-up to those fans who were disappointed, letting it be known that the band will be returning the next chance they get: “We’re going to make our way back to Bologna and play that show ASAP. We don’t miss many shows; we’ve maybe missed five shows out of our entire career and we pride ourselves on that, but we’re human.”
The band have been hard at work for their tri-release that fans will be able to sink their teeth into over the coming months, the first of which, ¡Uno! will be available September 25.