Deryck Whibley is on the mend after hitting "rock bottom."
The Sum 41 frontman had a major health scare that landed him in the hospital for quite some time, with doctors telling him his drinking habit could kill him.
"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," Whibley wrote on his blog in a post titled "Rock Bottom."
"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," he continued. "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."
When he got there, Whibley said he was "stuck with needles and IVs all over," adding that he was completely sedated the first week.
"When i finally woke up the next day i had no idea where i was," he continued. "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."
Doctors told him that if he has one more drink, he will die.
"I'm not preaching or anything but just always drink responsibly," he went on. "I didn't, and look where that got me. (i never thought i would ever say that! haha)."
In spite of his hospitalization, the rocker said the experience inspired him to start writing music again, adding that he will soon start working on an album and touring again.