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Billie Armstrong, Of GreenDay, Enters Rehab

Written by DeShawn McQueen on Monday, 24 September 2012. Posted in Celebrities, Breaking News

Billie Armstrong Rehab

The 40 year old rocker and front-man of Greenday, Billie Joe Armstrong, entered rehab for substance abuse yesterday, September 23, 2012.

What prompted this abrupt decision to enter substance abuse treatment before the release of GreenDay’s ninth studio album?

On Friday, September 21, 2012, during a music festival that Armstrong was performing at, he suffered from an alcohol or drug-related “meltdown”.

According to, during his performance, Armstrong spoke harshly, used many expletives, smashed his guitar, and complained of his time to perform being cut short.

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DeShawn McQueen

DeShawn McQueen

DeShawn McQueen is a staff writer at Recovery Now Newspaper and, an informative newspaper that serves as a resource for persons of all stages of drug and alcohol treatment, by giving them access to relevant and necessary information so that they may live balanced and substance-free lifestyles. DeShawn graduated from Wayne State University with Bachelor of Science degrees in psychology and premedical sciences. He holds a Juris Doctors degree in law from Valparaiso University School of Law. DeShawn’s writing and research has been published in such academic journals as Behavioral Pharmacology and Pharmacology, Biochemistry and Behavior among others. He lives in Los Angeles, California.

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