Billie Joe Armstrong Video Surfaces of Him Responding to Fan in 1996

Billie Joe Armstrong Video Surfaces of Him Responding to Fan in 1996

In 1996, Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong called a fan who routinely sent him letters to thank her, only to be hung up on twice because she didn’t believe it was him. A video then sent to that fan by Armstrong has now publicly surfaced 23 years later.

Shared by the fan’s now-husband, James Mann, the video shows Armstrong proving his call to her was real, showing her letters and thanking her at the end.

“In 1996 Billie Joe Armstrong took time to call my wife when she was 15,” Mann wrote about the moment in a separate post on Reddit. “She would send him letters often. One day he called her house to thank her. Being a young girl from a small town, she couldn’t believe it was really him so she assumed it was a prank call and hung up on him. His wife immediately called back to try to convince her it was real. She hung up on her too. A week or so later a package showed up with a video in it. In the video he held up the letters she had sent him and thanked her for them.”

How’s that for a throwback?