In case you did not hear over the weekend, Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day made plenty of headlines when he had a fit during the iHeartRadio music festival over his set supposedly being cut short for time reasons. (The band later denied this being the case in a statement.) Following the incident, Armstrong, who was recently hospital for what is believed to be throat issues, decided to enter treatment for substance abuse issues.
So is all of this going to impact his future when it comes to the NBC singing competition “The Voice”? Armstrong was previously announced by the network to be an adviser for team Christina Aguilera, and the good news is that the network has confirmed that this is still a go. These mentoring sessions for the battle round were filmed weeks ago prior to Armstrong’s hospitalization, and Christina had nothing but positive things to say about working with someone who comes from such a completely different musical past than her. (Some other special guest this year include Michael Buble for Blake Shelton’s team.)
For the time being, though, “The Voice” is still in the process of airing the blind auditions that typically generate the most success for them. The show delivered fantastic ratings last week, but is set now to have a much more considerable challenge as it faces off against a series of other popular shows including “How I Met Your Mother” on CBS and the premiere of “Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars.”
We certainly send nothing but the absolute best to Armstrong and hope for a speedy recovery. He is one of the most gifted people in music, and it is still going to be exciting to watch him in a different role on the show.
If you want to hear what Aguilera recently had to say about her own decision to take a season off from the show in the spring, you can do so by hitting up the link here.