Sum 41 frontman Deryck Whibley was hospitalized Thursday night with pneumonia, according to an Instagram post from his wife, Ariana Cooper Whibley. She wrote that doctors had concerns beyond just the pneumonia.
“The scariest part is that there is a lot of strain on his heart and they are telling us that there is a possibility of heart failure.”
Whibley was hospitalized in 2014 after his liver and kidneys collapsed due to alcohol abuse. Doctors later told the singer one more drink could kill him. His wife referenced that difficult period in her post.
“This is obviously not our first time in a situation like this but it brings back a lot of really difficult memories seeing him back in a hospital bed connected to wires and IVs.
“I know how strong he is because I have witnessed what he has been able to overcome but that doesn’t make it any easier to see. I’ll do my best to keep everyone updated but if you could keep him in your heart over the next few days, we could really use it.”
Today, Cooper Whibley wrote that her husband had responded well enough to treatment to be released.
“He is now under the care of his mother who is a registered nurse and myself,” she wrote.”The pressure and strain on his heart and lungs has improved and he is able to breath without as much pain. I can’t tell you how truly grateful we are for the community around us.”
Sum 41 had recently been touring with The Offspring and Simple Plan. The band’s next scheduled dates are at the When We Were Young festival in Las Vegas October 20-22.