Sum 41 frontman Derick Whibley revealed in a post at his website on Friday (May 16th) that he was recently hospitalized for a month due to his excessive drinking. According to Rolling Stone, Whibley wrote, “I was sitting at home, poured myself another drink around midnight 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 fiance got me rushed to the hospital where they put me into the intensive care unit.”
He added, “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 liver and kidneys 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.”
- The post, titled “Rock Bottom,” featured several photos of Whibley in the hospital.
- Sum 41’s last album was 2011’s Screaming Bloody Murder, which came out a year after Whibley’s divorce from Avril Lavigne.
- Whibley said that his near-death experience has inspired some new music, writing, “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.”