As Sum 41 gears up for their highly anticipated back-to-back performances at the When We Were Young Fest and their Sideshow event, an unexpected turn of events has cast a shadow over the band’s preparations. Deryck Whibley, the band’s charismatic lead vocalist, has been hospitalized due to pneumonia.
In a post on Instagram, Ariana, Deryck Whibley’s wife, offers the details of Whibley’s current hospitalization and her confidence in his recovery despite the scary circumstances. Her post reads, “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.”
Her post continues, “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.”
As the music world eagerly anticipates Sum 41‘s forthcoming farewell performances, the focus now shifts to supporting Deryck Whibley in his fight against pneumonia and the potential complications it presents. We at idobi wish him a speedy and safe recovery during this difficult situation.