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Wife of Green Day's Mike Dirnt Battling Breast Cancer

Image courtesy of Felisha Tolentino/BB Gun Press (via ABC News Radio)
Image courtesy of Felisha Tolentino/BB Gun Press (via ABC News Radio)

Brittney Cade Dirnt  has been diagnosed with breast cancer. The wife of  Green Day 's  Mike Dirnt  is undergoing treatment for the disease, which was announced by the bassist on  Green Day's Facebook page  with the following statement: " Dear Green Day Family,  Recently my wife Brittney was diagnosed with breast cancer.  We have started our battle and she is enduring treatment as we speak! We want you to know that Brittney is strong and with the help of amazing doctors, support from family, and positive thoughts/prayers from our Green Day family, SHE WILL BEAT THIS! This is going to be a challenging year, but we are determined to get though this as quickly and openly as possible."

Dirnt signed the note "With rage and love," and has posted several pictures since with the inscription, "F*** cancer." Most recently Dirnt linked to  his Instagram page  and a closeup photo of Brittney with a nosebleed and the caption, " Daily nose bleeds! Hmmm that's new!"

Mike and Brittney have two children, ages 3 and 5, as well as Mike Dirnt's 17-year-old daughter  Estelle  from a previous marriage.

Stay tuned for more health updates.

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