This is so scary and sad!
But at least he's getting the help he so obviously needs!
Avril Lavigne's ex husband and Sum 41 singer and guitarist Deryck Whibley took to his website on Friday to reveal what's been going on his life…
…And his life has not been going swimmingly!
The musician revealed that he's been struggling through an alcohol addiction that left him knocking on heaven's door. Here's what he wrote:
"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."
After that scary experience, the 34-year-old found himself in the hospital's intensive care unit where doctors have told him his drinking days are over. He wrote:
"I had no idea where I was. 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."
The musician then warned his fans to drink responsibly, and wrote:
"I didn’t, and look where that got me."
Avril Lavigne tweeted out some support for her ex husband, and wrote:
We're glad that Deryck seems to be feeling better, and we wish him a speedy recovery!
Hopefully this painful period will be a wakeup call to getting his life back on track, and he'll be able to start a new and healthy chapter in his life.
Feel better dude!
Check out some photos of Deryck Whibley in the hospital (below). Warning: some of the photos are a bit graphic.
[Image via WENN.]
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