How scary! On May 16, Deryck Whibley, Sum 41 frontman, admitted that he’s battling a serious alcohol problem that landed him in the hospital, and he nearly died from it! He also posted four horrifying photos.
At 34, Deryck Whibley has hit “Rock Bottom,” as he titled his latest blog post. In it, the Sum 41 singer, who was previously married to Avril Lavigne, revealed that he has been drinking so much that he collapsed and was rushed to the hospital. There, the doctors informed him that one more drink could kill him. Read his emotional confession and see the shocking hospital pics here.
Deryck Whibley’s Alcoholism Revealed
Deryck outlined his troubles in a long blog post. Read it below:
hey everyone, it’s deryck here. sorry i’ve been so m.i.a. lately, but i’ve been very sick in the hospital for a month and was pretty sick for a few weeks leading up to my trip to the hospital. the reason i got so sick is from all the hard boozing i’ve been doing over the years. it finally caught up to me. i was drinking hard every day. until one night. i was sitting at home, poured myself another drink around mid night and was about to watch a movie when all of a sudden i didn’t feel so good. i then collapsed to the ground unconscious. my fiancé got me rushed to the hospital where they put me into the intensive care unit. i was stuck with needles and i.v.’s all over. i was completely sedated the FIRST WEEK. when i finally woke up the next day i had no idea where i was. my mum and step dad were standing over me. i was so freaked out. my liver and kidney’s collapsed on me. needless to say it scared me straight. i finally realized i can’t drink anymore. if i have one drink the doc’s say i will die. i’m not preaching or anything but just always drink responsibly. i didn’t, and look where that got me. (i never thought i would ever say that! haha) anyway i have my passion and inspiration back for writing music. i already have a few song ideas for new songs. soon it will be time to start making an album and getting back to touring again. see you all sometime! there will be more posts again so say up to date friends.
It’s definitely shocking to see — the photos show him lying in a hospital bed, nurses hooking him up to machines, and the many many marks on his arms from the IVs.
Avril Lavigne Supports Ex
Three days after his post, he was spotted walking around L.A. with fiancée, Jocelyn Aguilar and other woman. He looked extremely thin and frail, holding on to both women.
Deryck was married to Avril Lavigne from 2006 to 2009, and they have stayed friends. On May 17, she tweeted, “Spoke to @Sum41 Deryck today. I am so proud of him. He is family to me and always will be. #StayStrongDeryck.”
Our thoughts go out to Deryck — we’re wishing him the best!
— Emily Longeretta