Sum 41 frontman Deryck Whibley hospitalised with pneumonia

Author Stefanie Nysand - 16.9.2023

Sum 41 frontman Deryck Whibley has been hospitalised with pneumonia and will have to stay in the hospital for a few more days after a night in the emergency room, due to the risk of heart failure. His wife Ariana Cooper Whibley shares the news in an Instagram post:

“Deryck and I were suppose to be in Chicago right now, celebrating our eight year wedding anniversary but the universe had a different plan for us. We spent the entire night in the ER and will now be spending the next few days here in the hospital as he fights through 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. 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.”

– Ariana Cooper Whibley

Deryck Whibley has a history of alcohol abuse and hard partying, almost dying from it in 2014 when his liver and kidneys collapsed due to the alcohol abuse. The Canadian musician later on commented on the situation as follows:

“The doctors said I was lucky to be alive and that there was still a chance I could die.”

– Deryck Whibley

Since the hospitalisation in 2014, Deryck Whibley is leading a sober life.

Sum 41 are going to disband in 2024 as the band announced on 8 May 2023:

“Being in Sum 41 since 1996 brought us some of the best moments of our lives. We are forever grateful to our fans both old and new, who have supported us in every way. It is hard to articulate the love and respect we have for all of you and we wanted you to hear this from us first. Sum 41 will be disbanding. We will still be finishing all of our current upcoming tour dates this year, and we’re looking forward to releasing our final album ‘Heaven :x: Hell,’ along with a final worldwide headlining tour to celebrate. […] we […] are excited for what the future will bring to each of us. Thank you for the last 27 years of Sum 41.”

– Sum 41