Green Day revealed yesterday that backing guitarist-turned official member of the band Jason White had recently been battling with tonsil cancer. The band revealed the news in a post in which they inform fans that White had gone to the doctor to check to tonsil only for the doctors to reveal the cancer. Luckily, like they point out, the cancer is in the early stages and the doctors will be able to remove it.
Read the post below:
“We have some news to report regarding our brother Jason White, and wanted you to hear it from us before word spread. Jason recently underwent a routine tonsillectomy, and his doctors discovered a treatable form of tonsil cancer. Thankfully they caught it early and he should make a full and speedy recovery.
Please join us in sending him love and positive healing vibes during this time.”
White has been an important member of Green Day since joining the band in 1999 as a touring guitarist for them, playing lead guitar during the California band’s live shows. In late 2012, around the time the band’s trilogy of albums ¡Uno!, ¡Dos!, and ¡Tré!, White officially became the fourth member of the group. White also played guitar for both of Green Day’s pseudonym side projects, Foxboro Hot Tubs and the Network.