Green Day's lead guitarist, Jason White, has cancer

Jason White, Green Day's guitarist, has been diagnosed with tonsil cancer but will make a ''full and speedy'' recovery.

The band recently posted the news on their official website.

"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."

The band asked fans to send ''love and positive healing vibes'' to the guitarist, who joined the band full-time in 2012.

Fans have since poured in their love for the guitarist on their website as well as social media.

Photos: Instagram, Green Day Official Website

Sources: Contact Music, Green Day Official Website