Billie Joe Armstrong: warning sings of meltdown - 13 WTHR Indianapolis

Billie Joe Armstrong: warning sings of meltdown

Posted: Updated:
NEW YORK -

Billie Joe Armstrong says he had some warning signs he was headed for the meltdown that led him into rehab.

He tells Rolling Stone magazine that before he got to Las Vegas, where he went off during the I Heart Radio festival, he had been taking a lot of meds to help him get to sleep. He says he and Green Day "were zigzagging everywhere" as they went from Japan to England as part of their world tour.

At one point, his manager called him in and told him the tour was over and he was going to rehab. Armstrong said he wouldn't do that - but promised to get help after the Vegas performance and other obligations. He says "It turned out I was a week ahead of schedule."

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

 

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Flooding prompts travel advisories in North Central Indiana

    Flooding prompts travel advisories in North Central Indiana

    Friday, August 22 2014 3:13 PM EDT2014-08-22 19:13:32 GMT
    Doppler Radar estimates over nine inches of rain fell across Blackford County. Flooding is still a big concern for parts of central Indiana, especially northeast of Indianapolis.More >>
    Doppler Radar estimates over nine inches of rain fell across Blackford County. Flooding is still a big concern for parts of central Indiana, especially northeast of Indianapolis.More >>
  • Family records every day in daughter's first year

    Family records every day in daughter's first year

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 6:37 PM EDT2014-08-19 22:37:23 GMT
    An Indiana family didn't want to forget a single moment in their daughter's first year of life - so they recorded it.More >>
    An Indiana family didn't want to forget a single moment in their daughter's first year of life - so they recorded it.More >>
  • 5-year-old boy's bathtub death under investigation

    5-year-old boy's bathtub death under investigation

    Friday, August 22 2014 6:57 AM EDT2014-08-22 10:57:08 GMT
    State police say an investigation is underway into the death of a 5-year-old Indiana boy who reportedly was found not breathing in a bathtub.More >>
    State police say an investigation is underway into the death of a 5-year-old Indiana boy who reportedly was found not breathing in a bathtub.More >>
Powered by WorldNow