Green Day Guitarist Jason White Diagnosed With Cancer

PHOTO: Jason White of Green Day performs on stage on Day 2 of Leeds Festival 2013 at Bramham Park in Leeds, England, Aug. 24, 2013.Redferns via Getty Images
Jason White of Green Day performs on stage on Day 2 of Leeds Festival 2013 at Bramham Park in Leeds, England, Aug. 24, 2013.

Famed punk rock group Green Day announced today that one of its own has been diagnosed with cancer.

Longtime guitarist, Jason White, who became a full-time member of the band in 2012 after working with the band for almost 13 years, has tonsil cancer.

"We have some news to report regarding our brother Jason White, and wanted you to hear it from us before word spread," the band wrote on Greenday.com. "Jason recently underwent a routine tonsillectomy, and his doctors discovered a treatable form of tonsil cancer."

The statement closed by saying, "Thankfully they caught it early and he should make a full and speedy recovery."

Green Day has been a staple in American music since 1990, when the band's first studio album, "39/Smooth" was released.

In 1994, "Dookie" came out and the band became huge hits with songs like "When I Come Around." They've been releasing Grammy-winning hits since.

White started working with the band in 1999.