One day after Deryck Whibley posted a letter to fans about his current condition, his ex-wife Avril Lavigne took to Twitter to share her support.
“Spoke to @Sum41 Deryck today. I am so proud of him. He is family to me and always will be. #StayStrongDeryck,” said Avril, who was married to Deryck for four years.
Spoke to @Sum41 Deryck today. I am so proud of him. He is family to me and always will be. #StayStrongDeryck— Avril Lavigne (@AvrilLavigne) May 17, 2014
Spoke to @Sum41 Deryck today. I am so proud of him. He is family to me and always will be. #StayStrongDeryck
On Friday, the Sum 41 rocker informed fans of his absence saying he was sick in the hospital for a month, which resulted from his battle with alcoholism.
“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,” Deryck writes, “until one night. I was sitting at home, poured myself another drink…when all of a sudden I didn’t feel so good. I then collapsed to the ground unconscious.”
Avril and Deryck pictured back in 2008 when they were married.
After waking up in an intensive care until, Deryck experienced something he never experienced before—an awakening.
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“I was so freaked out. My liver and kidney’s collapsed on me. Needless to say it scared me straight,” he added in a post on his blog. “I finally realized I can’t drink anymore. If I have one drink the doc’s say I will die.”
The 34-year-old Canadian musician and Avril divorced in 2010, but the two still remain close. Avril, who is currently on tour with the Backstreet Boys, married Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger in July 2013.