Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong will rock the stage at tonight's MTV Video Music Awards despite being hospitalized for "losing" his voice
earlier this week.
According to MTV
, a spokesperson for the band confirmed their anticipated performance will go on as planned Wednesday.
As widely reported, the band was forced to cancel a show in Bologna, Italy Sunday.
"We sincerely apologize to our fans, but unfortunately due to illness Billie Joe has been hospitalized, and we regretfully must cancel our performance in Bologna, Italy this evening," bassist Mike Dirnt and drummer Tre Cool said in a video statement posted on their site. "We are beyond devastated and will make it up to you when we come back next summer."
Green Day is set to debut new music at the VMAs, which will lead to the release of the first of their anticipated trilogy of albums due over the next year.
The 2012 MTV Video Music Awards are live from the Staples Center Thursday night at 8 p.m. ET/PT.