Sum 41's Deryck Whibley hospitalized for alcoholism: 'If I have one drink the docs say I will die'

Sum 41 lead singer Deryck Whibley performs with the band at Budweiser Gardens in London on...

Sum 41 lead singer Deryck Whibley performs with the band at Budweiser Gardens in London on Wednesday April 3, 2013. (CRAIG GLOVER The London Free Press / QMI AGENCY)

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Sum 41 frontman Deryck Whibley has come clean.

In a candid and powerful message titled "Rock Bottom," which was posted to his official website on Friday night (May 16), the singer admits to battling alcoholism, which has ultimately left him hospitalized with severe liver and kidney damage.

"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," Whibley stated.

The ex-husband of Avril Lavigne also revealed that he is one more drink away from possibly losing his life.

"i finally realized i can’t drink anymore. if i have one drink the doc’s say i will die," the 34-year-old singer said.

In addition to the statement, Whibley also published photos showing the punk rocker hooked up to IVs and looking frail.

He ended with a positive message for fans, saying that he is in the process of writing more music, and that he will be back on tour soon.

Here's the full post:

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.

DERYCK WHIBLEY


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