Deryck Whibley: I Secretly Spent Month in Hospital for Alcoholism After Nearly Dying From Kidney and Liver Collapse (PHOTOS)
Deryck Whibley says he secretly spent the last month in the hospital receiving treatment for alcoholism. In a blog post titled “Rock Bottom,” Avril Lavigne’s ex-husband apologizes to fans for being “m.i.a. lately,” before revealing he’s “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.”
Whibely goes on admit that the reason he fell ill was due to “all the hard boozing i’ve been doing over the years.”
“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.”
The Sum 41 front man admits, “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,” adds Whibley.
Lavigne, who split from the rocker in 2009, tweeted after the news, “Spoke to @Sum41 Deryck today. I am so proud of him. He is family to me and always will be. #StayStrongDeryck.” Whibley also shared some personal — and graphic — photos from the hospital. See below.