Billie Joe Armstrong Of Green Day Talks Drug Addiction With Rolling Stone

Billie Joe Armstrong Of Green Day Talks Drug Addiction With Rolling Stone

Billie Joe Armstrong Photo: Rolling Stone.com

Billie Joe Armstrong came clean when it came to his new interview with Rolling Stone magazine; he was a functioning alcoholic.

The lead singer of Green Day, who will be doing their first show since BJ exited rehab on March 10th, was very straightforward.

“I played onstage loaded a lot. I’d have anywhere from two to six beers and a couple of shots before I went onstage, then go and play the gig and drink for the rest of the evening on the bus.”

“Fall asleep, wake up the next day, feel like s***, do sound-check… it was over and over again. In that way, I was a functioning alcoholic. I’ve been trying to get sober since 1997, right around Nimrod. But I didn’t want to be in any programs. Sometimes, being a drunk, you think you can take on the whole world by yourself. This was the last straw. I had no choices anymore,”

He also talked about his addiction to pills;

“I started combining them to a point where I didn’t know what I was taking during the day and what I was taking at night. It was just this routine. My backpack sounded like a giant baby rattle.”

The singer wrote a song about Amy Winehouse and did not learn her lesson. We are hoping this time, through his own experiences, he learned his own lessons.-DocFB

Diagnosis: Glad you’re better….but don’t fall into old habits again BJ.

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  • beezeymacconnachie
    Posted at 12:19h, 21 February

    Every time I read this article I get very upset and angry.  Also my on of my relatives’ died due to excesses in November so it also will contribute to my upset.  I am also still very confused and angry how being told to do go to Rehab came from his Manager and his Friend Mike and NO ONE ELSE.  I am still confused why his wife didnt seem to help him.  This interview really upsets me.

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