Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong Rushed to Hospital – Other Canceled Concerts This Year

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Billie Joe Armstrong was hospitalized in Italy.

Green Day front man Billie Joe Armstrong was rushed to the hospital over the weekend, causing the band to cancel a planned show in Bologna, Italy. While no reason was given for Armstrong's ailment, band members Mike Dirnt and Tre Cool said the band would make up the concert next summer.

Armstrong's mystery illness comes at a busy time for the band. In addition to the Green Day's highly anticipated "Uno!" album, scheduled to be released on Sept. 25., the band has two more albums coming out in the next few months. In addition, Armstrong is slated to be to be a mentor on the reality show "The Voice" which premieres on Sept. 10.

The Green Day show is the latest in a string of recent concerts that have been canceled by big name artists-for a variety of reasons.

Miranda Lambert

Country superstar Miranda Lambert canceled several shows this summer, when her doctor ordered her to rest her voice. According to Taste of Country, the doctor-ordered vocal rest resulted in the cancellation of three concerts in Alabama and Georgia. "I'm so sorry to disappoint the fans that have already bought tickets to see me," Lambert said in a statement. "I'm taking care of my voice, and I can't wait to get on the road again and bring you a hell of a show."

Pearl Jam

The front man of the Seattle-based alternative band Pearl Jam was forced to postpone his 15-date solo tour earlier this year-but it had nothing to do with his distinctive voice. Eddie Vedder postponed the dates due to nerve damage in his right arm. According to the Huffington Post, the damage stemmed from a previous back injury and, despite aggressive physical therapy, the guitar-playing Vedder was told not to play the shows.

Ozzy Osbourne

How about some vocal rest for the wicked? Prince of Darkness Ozzy Osbourne issued a last-minute cancellation for a gig in Germany this summer. Fans had already sat through the opening act, Black Label Society, when an announcer took the stage to reveal that Osbourne wouldn't be performing. Osbourne's rep told TMZ that the show was canceled due to issues with the rocker's voice.

Van Halen

And did they bite off more than they could chew-or were they biting each other's heads off? Amid reports that a reunited original Van Halen lineup canceled 31 tour dates, founding member Eddie Van Halen told USA Today, "We bit off more than we could chew. We went on tour earlier than we wanted to so we could play Madison Square Garden…and that threw the schedule out of whack." Van Halen denied any rift with outspoken lead singer David Lee Roth. But in a concert cancellation crossover, Eddie Van Halen was recently forced to postpone even more dates, after undergoing emergency surgery for a "severe bout of diverticulitis." The band's originally-planned November tour in Japan will be rescheduled sometime in 2013.

Lamb of God

And here's a reason. Heavy metal group Lamb Of God had to cancel their tour this summer-because their lead singer was jailed in the Czech Republic. Randy Blythe, the front man of the Virginia-based band, was detained following the death of a fan at a 2010 concert in Prague. After he was released on bail, Blythe issued a statement proclaiming his innocence and vowing to return to Prague to stand trial. "As I write this, the family of a fan of my band suffers through the indescribably tragic loss of their child," Blythe wrote. "I feel VERY STRONGLY that as an adult, it would be both irresponsible and immoral for me not to return to Prague if I am summoned….I will act with honor, and I will fight to clear my good name in this matter. "

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