Sum 41 Frontman Deryck Whibley Suffering From Kidney and Liver Failure
Mon, 19 May 2014 15:50:45
Sum 41 frontman Deryck Whibley is suffering from kidney and liver failure. The ex-husband of Avril Lavigne posted an honest update on his website about his medical condition and his years of alcoholism, which lead to his hospitalization.
His full post is below, unedited by us.
"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."
Photos of Whibley in the hospital and being treated are at deryckwhibley.net.
The poor guy!
We send our best to Whibley as he continues his recovery process.
Are you a Sum 41 fan? How are you taking/processing this news?!