Sum 41 Singer Deryck Whibley Reveals Fight with Alcoholism


Story by Anne Erickson

Deryck Whibley of Sum 41 is battling alcoholism

Sum 41 frontman Deryck Whibley has spoken out in a post on his official website about the fact he’s been dealing with alcoholism, and that the addiction is so severe, doctors have told him that one more alcoholic beverage could kill him.

“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,” Whibley states in the post. “The reason I got so sick is from all the hard boozing I’ve been doing over the years.”

Whibley went on to say that he knew things were bad when he was sitting at home, took a drink and fell to the floor, unconscious, and had to be taken to the hospital. He was put in an intensive care unit and was “completely sedated” for a week.

“When I finally woke up the next day I had no idea where I was,” he said. “My mum and stepdad 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 docs say I will die.”

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