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Published on May 17th, 2014 | by Alan Cross

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Sum 41’s Deryck Whibley Hits Rock Bottom But Lives to Tell About It

Things have not been going well for Deryck. I’ll just quote from his blog:

Hey everyone, it’sDeryck here.Sorry I’ve been so MIA 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 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 fiancé got me rushed to the hospital where they put me into the intensive care unit. I was stuck with needles and IV’s all over. I was completely sedated the FIRST WEEK.

Deryck Whibley 1

When I finally woke up the next day I had no idea where i was. My mum and stepdad were standing over me. I was so freaked out.

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.

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 stay up to date friends.

More pictures here.  They’re not pretty.  Get well, Deryck.





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is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.


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2 Responses to Sum 41’s Deryck Whibley Hits Rock Bottom But Lives to Tell About It

  1. Lucky he didn’t Duff it.

  2. Pingback: A Journal of Musical ThingsThe Rise and Fall of Sum 41 » A Journal of Musical Things

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