Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong checked himself into a clinic for substance abuse treatment on Sunday, after a very public meltdown on stage at the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas on Friday.

The frontman profanely complained that the band's time was being cut short at the festival, as they were asked to wrap up their performance during the all-star, two-day concert.

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  • 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival - Day 1 - Show

    LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 21: Frontman Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day performs onstage during the 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 21, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Isaac Brekken/Getty Images for Clear Channel)

  • 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival - Day 1 - Show

    LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 21: Frontman Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day performs onstage during the 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 21, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Isaac Brekken/Getty Images for Clear Channel)

  • 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival - Day 1 - Show

    LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 21: Frontman Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day performs onstage during the 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 21, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Isaac Brekken/Getty Images for Clear Channel)

  • 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival - Day 1 - Show

    LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 21: Frontman Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day performs onstage during the 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 21, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Clear Channel)

  • 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival - Day 1 - Backstage

    LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 21: Frontman Billie Joe Armstrong (L) of Green Day and guitarist Richie Sambora of Bon Jovi appear backstage during the 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 21, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Isaac Brekken/Getty Images for Clear Channel)

  • 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival - Day 1 - Show

    LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 21: Frontman Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day performs onstage during the 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 21, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Isaac Brekken/Getty Images for Clear Channel)

  • 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival - Day 1 - Show

    LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 21: Frontman Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day performs onstage during the 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 21, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Isaac Brekken/Getty Images for Clear Channel)

  • 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival - Day 1 - Show

    LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 21: Frontman Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day performs in the crowd during the 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 21, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Clear Channel)

  • 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival - Day 1 - Show

    LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 21: Singer Zabi Naqshband (L) sings with frontman Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day during the 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 21, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Clear Channel)

  • 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival - Day 1 - Show

    LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 21: Frontman Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day performs in the crowd during the 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 21, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Clear Channel)

  • 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival - Day 1 - Show

    LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 21: Singer Zabi Naqshband (C) sings with frontman Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day during the 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 21, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Clear Channel)

  • 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival - Day 1 - Show

    LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 21: Frontman Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day performs in the crowd during the 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 21, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Clear Channel)

  • 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival - Day 1 - Show

    LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 21: Frontman Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day performs in the crowd during the 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 21, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Clear Channel)

  • 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival - Day 1 - Show

    LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 21: Frontman Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day performs in the crowd during the 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 21, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Clear Channel)

  • 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival - Day 1 - Show

    LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 21: Frontman Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day performs onstage during the 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 21, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Isaac Brekken/Getty Images for Clear Channel)

  • 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival - Day 1 - Show

    LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 21: Frontman Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day performs onstage during the 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 21, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Clear Channel)

  • 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival - Day 1 - Show

    LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 21: Frontman Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day performs onstage during the 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 21, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Isaac Brekken/Getty Images for Clear Channel)

  • 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival - Day 1 - Show

    LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 21: Frontman Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day performs in the crowd during the 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 21, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Clear Channel)

  • 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival - Day 1 - Show

    LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 21: Frontman Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day performs onstage during the 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 21, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Clear Channel)

  • 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival - Day 1 - Show

    LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 21: Frontman Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day performs onstage during the 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 21, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Clear Channel)

  • 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival - Day 1 - Show

    LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 21: Frontman Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day performs in the crowd during the 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 21, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Clear Channel)

  • 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival - Day 1 - Show

    LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 21: Frontman Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day performs onstage during the 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 21, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Isaac Brekken/Getty Images for Clear Channel)

  • 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival - Day 1 - Show

    LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 21: Frontman Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day performs onstage during the 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 21, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Clear Channel)

  • 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival - Day 1 - Show

    LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 21: Frontman Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day performs onstage during the 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 21, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Clear Channel)

  • 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival - Day 1 - Show

    LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 21: Frontman Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day smashes his guitar as he performs onstage during the 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 21, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Isaac Brekken/Getty Images for Clear Channel)

  • 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival - Day 1 - Show

    LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 21: Frontman Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day smashes his guitar as he performs onstage during the 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 21, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Isaac Brekken/Getty Images for Clear Channel)

  • 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival - Day 1 - Show

    LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 21: Frontman Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day smashes his guitar as he performs onstage during the 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 21, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Isaac Brekken/Getty Images for Clear Channel)

  • 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival - Day 1 - Show

    LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 21: Frontman Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day performs onstage during the 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 21, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Isaac Brekken/Getty Images for Clear Channel)

  • 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival - Day 1 - Show

    LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 21: Frontman Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day performs onstage during the 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 21, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Isaac Brekken/Getty Images for Clear Channel)

  • 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival - Day 1 - Show

    LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 21: Frontman Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day smashes his guitar as he performs onstage during the 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 21, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Isaac Brekken/Getty Images for Clear Channel)

  • 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival - Day 1 - Show

    LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 21: Frontman Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day smashes his guitar as he performs onstage during the 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 21, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Clear Channel)

  • 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival - Day 1 - Show

    LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 21: Frontman Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day performs onstage during the 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 21, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Isaac Brekken/Getty Images for Clear Channel)

  • 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival - Day 1 - Show

    LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 21: Frontman Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day performs onstage during the 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 21, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Clear Channel)

  • 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival - Day 1 - Show

    LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 21: Frontman Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day performs onstage during the 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 21, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Isaac Brekken/Getty Images for Clear Channel)

  • 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival - Day 1 - Show

    LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 21: Frontman Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day performs onstage during the 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 21, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Clear Channel)

  • 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival - Day 1 - Show

    LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 21: Frontman Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day performs onstage during the 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 21, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Clear Channel)

  • 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival - Day 1 - Show

    LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 21: Frontman Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day performs onstage during the 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 21, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Isaac Brekken/Getty Images for Clear Channel)

  • 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival - Day 1 - Show

    LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 21: Frontman Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day throws the neck of his guitar after smashing it during a performance onstage at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 21, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Clear Channel)

  • 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival - Day 1 - Show

    LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 21: Frontman Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day smashes his guitar as he performs onstage during the 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 21, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Isaac Brekken/Getty Images for Clear Channel)

  • 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival - Day 1 - Show

    LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 21: Frontman Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day smashes his guitar as he performs onstage during the 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 21, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Clear Channel)

  • 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival - Day 1 - Show

    LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 21: Frontman Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day performs onstage during the 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 21, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Isaac Brekken/Getty Images for Clear Channel)

  • 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival - Day 1 - Show

    LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 21: Frontman Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day performs onstage during the 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 21, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Isaac Brekken/Getty Images for Clear Channel)

  • 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival - Day 1 - Show

    LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 21: Frontman Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day performs onstage during the 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 21, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Clear Channel)

  • 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival - Day 1 - Show

    LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 21: Frontman Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day performs onstage during the 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 21, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Clear Channel)

  • 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival - Day 1 - Show

    LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 21: Frontman Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day smashes his guitar as he performs onstage during the 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 21, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Isaac Brekken/Getty Images for Clear Channel)

  • 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival - Day 1 - Show

    LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 21: Frontman Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day smashes his guitar as he performs onstage during the 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 21, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Clear Channel)

  • 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival - Day 1 - Show

    LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 21: Frontman Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day smashes his guitar as he performs onstage during the 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 21, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Isaac Brekken/Getty Images for Clear Channel)

  • 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival - Day 1 - Show

    LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 21: Frontman Billie Joe Armstrong (L) and bassist Mike Dirnt of Green Day smash their guitars as they perform onstage during the 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 21, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Isaac Brekken/Getty Images for Clear Channel)

  • 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival - Day 1 - Show

    LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 21: Frontman Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day performs onstage during the 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 21, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Isaac Brekken/Getty Images for Clear Channel)

  • 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival - Day 1 - Show

    LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 21: Frontman Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day performs onstage during the 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 21, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Isaac Brekken/Getty Images for Clear Channel)

  • 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival - Day 1 - Show

    LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 21: Frontman Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day performs onstage during the 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 21, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Clear Channel)

"One minute left, one minute (expletive) left. You're gonna give me (expletive) one minute? ... I'm not (expletive) Justin Bieber, you (expletives)!" he yelled (although Bieber was not part of the night's festivities).

And, as a final measure, Armstrong smashed his guitar before leaving the stage.

The lead singer of one of rock's top acts, who had their biggest success with their 2004 politically-charged album American Idiot, is not the first star to suffer an on-stage meltdown.

From rockers to pop stars and rappers, here are nine musicians who've had reason to lose their composure...

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  • Billie Joe Armstrong

    The Green Day frontman had a meltdown onstage at the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas. As Green Day was wrapping up its performance during the all-star, two-day concert, Armstrong profanely complained that the band's time was being cut short. "One minute left, one minute (expletive) left. You're gonna give me (expletive) one minute? ... I'm not (expletive) Justin Bieber, you (expletives)!" he yelled (although Bieber was not part of the night's festivities). Armstrong smashed his guitar before leaving the stage.

  • Jennifer Lopez

    J.Lo began sobbing in the middle of an October 2011 concert at the Mohegan Sun Casino in Connecticut while singing One Love, which she introduced by saying, “I’m going to sing you the last song I wrote about love. A lot has changed since then.” Lopez had recently split from her husband Marc Anthony and sang the song while surrounded by dancers dressed to look like her former loves, including Diddy, Ben Affleck, Cris Judd and Anthony himself.

  • Axl Rose

    During a Guns N’ Roses concerts in St. Louis in 1991 Rose flipped out over someone filming his performance. "Take that! Get that guy, and take that!” Rose yelled to security after spotting a camera pointed in his direction. Security took too long so Rose hurled himself into the crowd to claim the camera. When the house lights went up 10 minutes later, fans rioted, damaging the venue and sending 60 people to the hospital.

  • Amy Winehouse

    Amy's last performance before her tragic death on 23 July, 2011 was on stage on 18 June at Belgrade’s Tuborg Festival. Winehouse slurred through her set to the echoes of boos from the 20,000-strong crowd, clearly drunk and distressed. At one point she threw her microphone to the ground.

  • Lady Sovereign

    In May 2007 Grime rapper Lady Sovereign was performing a late night Brooklyn gig after an earlier show in New Jersey when exhaustion and frustration set in. She walked out after two songs, telling fans she was depressed and doing this for the money because she was going to be homeless in two weeks.  



  • Kanye West

    When Kanye West's mother Donda died in November 2007 he was understandably distraught. Despite cancelling most of his planned tour dates, he nonetheless went ahead with a gig in Paris, but broke down in tears when it came to performing his song Hey Mama.

  • Jim Morrison

    Jim Morrison of The Doors carried a lamb when he took to the stage in Miami on March 1, 1969, he was clearly wasted. Unable to get through the songs, he instead took to baiting the audience, trying to start a riot, and, allegedly (although it's never been proved), exposing himself.

  • Creed

    In December, 2002, at the Allstate Arena in Chicago
 Creed lead singer Scott Stapp often left the stage, forgot lyrics and rolled around on the floor. Four fans later sued for the price of tickets and parking, claiming he was so messed up on drugs and medication he was “unable to sing the lyrics of a single Creed song.” 



  • R. Kelly

    In October, 2004, at Madison Square Garden
 during Jay-Z (left) and R. Kelly's Best of Both Worlds, R Kelly abruptly left the show before finishing his set, claiming audience members were pointing guns at him, although no weapons were found. Backstage, a member of Jay-Z’s entourage, Tyran “Ty Ty” Smith, then attacked R Kelly with pepper spray (he later pled guilty).

  • Keith Moon

    The Who’s Keith Moon Cow took to the stage high on a cocktail of brandy and horse tranquilizers. He passed out once during Won’t Get Fooled Again, and again during Magic Bus at the Palace in San Francisco on November 20, 1973.