TDP Music News: Sum 41 Frontman Deryck Whibley Has Liver and Kidney Failure

Deryck Whibley unconsciousFor fans of rock band Sum 41, many are familiar with frontman Deryck Whibley’s sometimes rampant drinking habits as seen through the band’s innumerable tour videos, studio updates, and live performances in which he is often shown drinking. And after years on the sauce, Whibley explains in a recent post on his website that it “finally caught up to him.” In the post, Whibley discloses that he has been in the hospital for over a month after a liver and kidney failure following a night of heavy drinking. After weeks of recuperation, the frontman expresses that he is going to use this experience to re-focus his life on writing songs with Sum 41 explaining that “[he has his] passion and inspiration back for writing music.” Check out the full post below:

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.


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