Green Day is asking for fans’ “healing vibes.”
The band’s longtime guitarist, Jason White, has been diagnosed with tonsil cancer, but luckily has a treatable form of the disease for which he’s expected to “make a full and speedy recovery.”
“We have some news to report regarding our brother Jason White, and wanted you to hear it from us before word spread,” a statement posted to the band’s official website Friday read.
“Jason recently underwent a routine tonsillectomy, and his doctors discovered a treatable form of tonsil cancer,” the statement said. “Thankfully they caught it early and he should make a full and speedy recovery.”
White, 41, joined Green Day onstage for the first time in 1999 as their second guitarist for the “Warning” tour, according to Rolling Stone. He continued touring with the band for all their tours until landing the lead guitarist gig for all their live performances.
By 2012, he got his first studio album credit as a full-time Green Day member.
“Please join us in sending him love and positive healing vibes during this time,” the statement read.
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