Tough news to report, as Green Day's Mike Dirnt has revealed that his wife Brittney has been diagnosed with breast cancer. The bassist posted the news on Green Day's Facebook page today (May 16).

The musician took to Facebook to let the band's fans know that it will be a tough road ahead but that his family is "determined to get though this as quickly and openly as possible." Brittney has already begun undergoing treatment and Mike says with the help of family, friends and doctors "she will beat this." See the bassist's full statement below:

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 (Batmansmom) 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.

We love you all, and we will be checking in as best as we can, via Instagram: @batmansmom @mike_dossxx and

Rage and Love
Mike and Britt

The couple has two children, son Brixton and daughter Ryan. Loudwire would like to send thoughts and prayers to the Green Day bassist and his wife Brittney during this difficult time. See Mike Dirnt's full Facebook post, with a picture of him with his wife, below: