Sum 41's Deryck Whibley rushed to hospital with pneumonia over fears he may have 'heart failure'
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The lead singer of Sum 41, Deryck Whibley has been rushed to hospital over fears he may have heart failure, his wife has revealed.
She also said there is a ‘possibility of heart failure’ in a worrying social media post.
The post was accompanied by a lengthy update about Deryck’s health, where she said that the situation ‘brings back a lot of really difficult memories’.
“Deryck and I were supposed 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.”
She continued: “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.”
The ‘In Too Deep’ singer has been sober since 2014 after he collapsed in his kitchen and was taken to hospital, where doctors told him that his liver and kidneys had failed.
In the aftermath of his health scare, Deryck told Vice in 2015: “It was the right time in my life for it to happen. I’m glad it happened now and not when I’m like, 50, because my body wouldn’t have been able to handle it. But it’s unfortunate that it had to even come to that.
“However, now I’m feeling better than I’ve ever felt. I’m healthier. I’m in the best shape of my life.”
Ariana and Deryk got together after his health scare in 2014. Together they share son Lydon Idby, three, and daughter Quentin Arlo, six months.