Years of heavy drinking ended for Sum 41 singer Deryck whibley earlier this year when his liver and kidneys collapsed, leaving him hospitalized for a month.
“Now I’m sober, I don’t get calls from certain people that I used to… the drinking friends,” Whibley tells Kerrang!. “Now I’m the bum-out to them. Who wants to invite the sober guy to the party? Y’know who has been incredibly supportive? Iggy Pop. He had a lot of great advice; he’s been through it all. We’ve been friends for years.”
Whibley’s circle also includes Lee, who “told me what to expect from people, that not everyone will understand,” and Guns N’ Roses’ Duff McKagan and Matt Sorum: “We go out for coffee and talk about s***.”