Sum 41 singer Deryck Whibley was recently hospitalized for alcoholism, but he says he’ll be back on stage soon
Sum 41 frontman Deryck Whibley recently revealed that he’s been fighting a severe case of alcoholism that ended up getting him being hospitalized and to a point where doctors said one more drink could kill him. Now, the punk rocker has stated he’s getting better and hopes to make a full recovery soon.
In a post last weekend on his official website, Whibley wrote, “I just wanted to thank you all so much for sending gifts and all of the compassion and support you have shown me. It really means a lot to me in this time of recovery. I will be better soon and back out on stage before you know it.” He added, “See you all soon.”
In Whibley’s initial post, called “Rock Bottom,” in which he first told the world about his addiction to alcohol, he wrote, “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.”
He added, “I finally realized I can’t drink anymore. If I have one drink the docs say I will die.”