Sum 41 frontman on alcoholism battle: "They said one more drink would kill me"
Sum 41 frontman Deryck Whibley has revealed doctors told him he was "one drink from death" at the height of his battle with alcoholism.
Chatting to the Airdrie Echo about the near-death experience that pushed him to get sober, the "Fat Lip" star explained that he didn't realise how serious his condition really was:
"At that point when I was in the hospital, they were saying one more drink would kill me at that point or give me cirrhosis or something. They didn't even know how bad it was going to be. It took a while before I was able to find out there was no permanent liver damage. But that first period there was definitely no way I could have another drink. It was like, 'You're done.'"
His band will unveil new album 13 Voices, via Hopeless Records, on October 7 and Deryck Whibley added that the record's title was inspired by his journey to sobriety: "It was just sort of a very uncertain time. A lot of insecurities. I actually thought I was going crazy at one point. I thought I was turning schizophrenic or something. I had so much chaos and so much noise in my head. Everything was a question, which is where the term 13 Voices came from."
Watch Sum 41's video for "Fake My Own Death" below:
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