Green Day posted a scary update about guitarist Jason White, saying he was recently diagnosed with tonsil cancer.

The guitarist went to the doctor for a routine checkup when doctors gave him the bad news.


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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. h/t ap

White was a touring member of Green Day from 1999 until 2012, playing lead guitar at the majority of their live shows. In late 2012, he became the official fourth member of the band. Outside of Green Day, White is also the guitarist/vocalist of California-based punk band Pinhead Gunpowder and co-founder of Adeline Records alongside Billie Joe Armstrong.