Green Day touring guitarist Jason White diagnosed with tonsil cancer

December 7, 2014

Jason White, the touring guitarist for Green Day, has been diagnosed with tonsil cancer.

Jason+White+8666142_Green_Day5The band confirmed the news via a statement on their official website, stating: “We have some news to report regarding our brother Jason White, and wanted you to hear it from us before word spread.”

The statement continues: “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 previously played guitar & sang for Californian punk band Pinhead Gunpowder, as well as the co-founder of Adeline Records alongside Billie Joe Armstrong. He became a full-time member of Green Day in 2012.