Sum 41’s Deryck Whibley, singer Avril Lavigne’s ex-husband, was reportedly hospitalized after being attacked by three unidentified men at a bar in Japan on Thursday (August 5). The band was in the country to perform at the Summer Sonic rock festival.
The band kept their fans updated on Deryck’s condition via popular social networking sites, Twitter and Facebook. They first tweeted, “Deryck Whibley was attacked in a bar last night by 3 unknown people. He is in the hospital now. Japanese police are looking into the matter.”
Sum 41 posted the following message on their Facebook page, “It is unfortunate to say, but Deryck Whibley is still in the hospital. He was attacked late last night in Japan. We are waiting for results and we are hoping for the best. Thanks for your support.”
On Friday night (August 6), their latest update read, “Deryck Whibley Update: After an MRI scan, it appears Deryck has slipped a disc in his back once again. Despite doctor’s instructions, he has decided to play today’s show at Summersonic regardless. Sum 41 will perform at 3:40pm.”
Poor Deryck can’t catch a break. This violent incident comes days after the Sum 41 announced they had to cancel Warped Tour stops in Chicago and Kansas City because Deryck had come down with bronchitis. We wish Deryck a quick and full recovery!
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