Deryck Whibley is a very lucky guy. He nearly killed himself drinking. This weekend he shared a post on his website showing just how close he came to death.
hey everyone, it’s deryck here. sorry i’ve been so m.i.a. lately, but i’ve been very sick in the hospital for a month and was pretty sick for a few weeks leading up to my trip to the hospital. 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 mid night 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. my fiancé got me rushed to the hospital where they put me into the intensive care unit. i was stuck with needles and i.v.’s all over. i was completely sedated the FIRST WEEK. when i finally woke up the next day i had no idea where i was. my mum and step dad were standing over me. i was so freaked out. my liver and kidney’s collapsed on me. needless to say it scared me straight. i finally realized i can’t drink anymore. if i have one drink the doc’s say i will die. i’m not preaching or anything but just always drink responsibly. i didn’t, and look where that got me. (i never thought i would ever say that! haha) anyway i have my passion and inspiration back for writing music. i already have a few song ideas for new songs. soon it will be time to start making an album and getting back to touring again. see you all sometime! there will be more posts again so say up to date friends.
So, basically he has been in the hospital a month straight and most of his major organs shut down. It is interesting to note that he says he was sick for several weeks leading up to his hospitalization and probably realized it had something to do with his drinking but never stopped. If he had been home alone, chances are he would have died. Heck, even if his girlfriend had been home, but asleep, he might have died. Here is hoping that the trip to the hospital and almost dying did convince him he can't drink anymore.