Green Day Guitarist Diagnosed with Tonsil Cancer

Green Day

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.

Morrissey Reveals Past Cancer Scares


Morrissey and all his health scares have been the reason the former smiths frontman has not been able to complete an entire tour.

To this date, medical excuses the singer has used have been: Barrett’s esophagus, a bleeding ulcer, double pneumonia, and food poisoning.

But, those are nothing compare to the four times the Moz has faced cancer scares.

In an interview with Spanish newspaper, El Mundo, the singer reveal the scary news, telling the publication that he had four separate encounters in recent years.

“They have scraped cancerous tissues four times already,” Morrissey explained.

In Morrissey style, he followed it up by saying “whatever” and telling the publication “if I die, I die.”

“If I die, then I die. And if I don’t, then I don’t. Right now, I feel good. I am aware that in some of my recent photos I look somewhat unhealthy, but that’s what illness can do. I’m not going to worry about that. I’ll rest when I’m dead.”

He also reveals that doctors have urged him to stop touring, but we all know that Morrissey doesn’t do well with given orders. Besides, like he said, touring is “ingrained” in him.

The European leg of his tour recently began and though we know it sounds horrible, we’re wondering how many dates he’ll actually perform before it gets cancelled like the North American leg.

Morrissey’s new album, World Peace is None of Your Business was released this past Summer and a massive feud between the singer and his former (not former?) record label exploded.