Billie Joe Armstrong Hospitalized in Italy; Green Day Still on For MTV VMAs

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Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong was abruptly rushed to an Italian hospital after suffering an undisclosed illness, but has since been released.

He and the band will perform tomorrow at the MTV Video Music Awards.

It's unclear what sidelined Billie Joe last weekend, but he was reportedly spotted in L.A. with no voice, prompting speculation that it was throat-related.

Armstrong's illness forced the pop-punk group to cancel their show in Bologna, Italy, on Sunday, and bandmates Mike Dirnt and Tre Cool released a brief video message to fans, apologizing for missing the European tour date (above).

Cool said of the cancellation, "We're beyond devastated, we're as sad as you guys are - Billie's extremely upset about it, and we'll see you very soon."

Both rockers emphasized that the group would return to the Italian city as soon as they can. In the meantime, they'll rock the house on MTV Thursday.

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I am so glad Billie Joe is feeling better. I love Green Day and am looking forward to seeing them at the VMA's.