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.