Rehab won't stop Green Day frontman Armstrong from mentoring on 'The Voice'
BY RITA SHERROW World Television Editor
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
9/25/12 at 10:35 AM
Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong won't miss appearing on NBC's "The Voice" despite entering rehab.
Armstrong, who will be a mentor for Christina Aguilera's team on the reality singing competition, taped his appearances during the summer before he had a public meltdown Friday in Las Vegas.
"We're taped and all set," confirmed an NBC representative, according to deadline.com. He is set to appear later this season on NBC's hit series which airs at 7 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays on channel 2, cable 9.
The singer reportedly screamed obscenities, slammed Justin Bieber and smashed his guitar before leaving the stage after he was told to wrap up Green Day's set at the iHeartRadio festival, reported tmz.com.
"Billie Joe is seeking treatment for substance abuse," the band posted on its Facebook page.
"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. We regretfully must postpone some of our upcoming promotional appearances."
Green Day’s new album "Uno!" is being released today with a tour scheduled to launch November 26.
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Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong, seen here Sept. 15 in New York, will appear as a mentor on "The Voice" even though he has entered rehab.SCOTT GRIES/Invision for Nokia/AP Images