September 24, 2012 9:16 AM | By Kevin Ritchie
Music stars' most bizarre outbursts

Billie Joe Armstrong checks into treatment facility after festival meltdown

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The rocker and his bandmates were performing at the iHeart Radio Music Festival on Saturday (22Sep12) when Armstrong took offense to a time warning towards the end of his set, storming offstage after accusing concert organisers of disrespecting him.

He raged, "I'm not f**king Justin Bieber, you motherf**kers! You've gotta be f**king joking. This is a f**king joke."

The video footage of his meltdown has since been posted online.

In a statement released to The Associated Press, the band has apologized for the incident, insisting the set was not cut short by promoters, as has been suggested.

A representative has also confirmed Armstrong is seeking treatment, adding, "The band regretfully must postpone some of their upcoming promotional appearances."

The group's new album, Uno, is released on Tuesday (25Sep12).

Armstrong's treatment news comes just weeks after the trio was forced to scrap a show in Italy after the singer was hospitalized with an undisclosed medical issue on 2 September (12).

Billie Joe is by no means the first musician to have a public meltdown -- click ahead to see who else has had very public outbursts.

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Sep 24, 2012 2:32PM
He had every right to lose it!! what is wrong with these people cutting his time in half caue of Usher!! damn straight he lost it!! and now they checked him into rehab because he cannot express his frustrations!! What a crock of crap!!!
Sep 24, 2012 6:24PM
Yeah, heaven forbid he get help for an addiction problem Trish.
Sep 24, 2012 11:03AM
Is Gretchen Wilson Kanye's Less-Evil twin?
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