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Green Day’s guitarist diagnosed with cancer

Jason White of Green Day performs on stage on Day 2 of Leeds Festival 2013 at Bramham Park on August 24, 2013 in Leeds, England.Gary Wolstenholme/Redferns via Getty Images Jason White of Green Day performs on stage on Day 2 of Leeds Festival 2013 at Bramham Park on August 24, 2013 in Leeds, England.

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.

From left, Billie Joe Armstrong, Tre Cool, Mike Dirnt and Jason White of Green Day attend a Hard Rock Cafe show in New York in 2011.Cindy Ord/Getty Images From left, Billie Joe Armstrong, Tre Cool, Mike Dirnt and Jason White of Green Day attend a Hard Rock Cafe show in New York in 2011.

“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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