The outpouring of support and well-wishes for Sum 41‘s frontman, Deryck Whibley, has continued persistently since last week. On Friday, September 15, his wife, Ariana, shared a concerning update on Instagram, disclosing that the “In Too Deep” vocalist was hospitalized due to pneumonia when the couple was meant to be “in Chicago…celebrating [their] eight-year wedding anniversary.” In her Instagram post, Ariana expressed how scared she was for her husband as the doctors were concerned about the “strain on his heart” and the “possibility of heart failure.”
Fortunately, Ariana shared an additional update via Instagram on Saturday, September 16, to inform fans and supporters that Deryck “was discharged after responding so well to his treatments.”
She further elaborated, “The pressure and strain on his heart and lungs has improved and he is able to breathe without as much pain. I can’t tell you how truly grateful we are for the community around us. We knew we had support, but the outpouring of love for our family has been absolutely overwhelming, and we can’t begin to say how much it has meant to us and helped us stay positive through this.”
Now, Deryck Whibley himself has offered an update via Instagram. In a heartfelt statement, he shares, “I wanted to take a minute to say thank you to everyone for so much love and support. Although I’m not out of the woods of this pneumonia yet and have been told to be prepared for a bit of roller coaster sickness over the next couple of weeks, I’m staying positive and doing my best to get through all of this.”
He continues, “I’m still bedridden, having a hard time breathing, tight chest pains, and some pretty wild fever dreams that I guess are keeping this whole thing somewhat entertaining. I’m in the best hands and am on the right medicine. I plan on being my absolute best for When We Were Young next month. That’s my goal. Thank you, so much love.”
Sum 41 is slated for back-to-back performances at When We Were Young Fest in Las Vegas, NV, on October 21 and 22. While the storied frontman is still on the road to recovering, we’re looking forward to seeing him command the stage at the festival with his bandmates and wishing him a continued, speedy recovery.