World-famous band, Green Day, have urged their fans to send ‘love and positive healing vibes’ to their guitarist, Jason White, who has been tragically diagnosed with tonsil cancer.
The devastated band released a statement on Friday saying they wanted to officially announce the news themselves before word spread.
The band members decided to open up on the background of Jason’s diagnosis, saying: “Jason recently underwent a routine tonsillectomy, and his doctors discovered a treatable form of tonsil cancer.”
Jason first began performing with Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong in the early 90’s and he became an official member of the five-time Grammy-award winning band in 2012.
The band members are determined to stay positive about their ‘brother’ Jason’s frightening diagnosis, saying: “Thankfully they caught it early and he should make a full and speedy recovery.”
Unfortunately, this is not the first cancer diagnosis to rock the band. Green Day’s bassist Mike Dirnt revealed earlier this year that his wife Brittney, with whom he shares two children, is currently battling breast cancer.
Our thoughts are with the band during this incredibly difficult time.