As some of you may already know, BJA had a very public meltdown at the iHeart Radio Music Festival this weekend. Sadly, substance abuse and outbursts such as his are not uncommon in the music industry. I’d like to use this opportunity to encourage the followers of this blog or fans of Green Day to seek any help that they may also need. Drugs, heavy drinking, and self-destructive behavior look edgy and tragically beautiful in music videos and sound profound when sung about in our favorite songs, however Billie Joe’s breakdown is a great illustration of the gut-wrenching and unglamorous realities of substance abuse.
Despite any disruptions this treatment may have on public appearances or releases, I hope you all remain positive and maintain your love for Green Day. It’s important, as fans, to realize that our heroes are humans just like us. Cancelled shows and appearances are justifiable collateral when a man’s physical and mental well-being are at stake.