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Sum 41 Frontman Deryck Whibley Recovering From Pneumonia, Discharged From Hospital

In a recent update on social media, Ariana Cooper Whibley, the wife of Sum 41‘s frontman Deryck Whibley, has provided heartwarming news regarding her husband’s health after a recent health scare. Deryck was rushed to the Emergency Room on Thursday night due to pneumonia, sparking concerns among fans and friends alike.

However, the latest update brings relief to all those worried about the musician’s well-being. Ariana shared that Deryck has been discharged from the hospital and is now recuperating at home. She expressed gratitude for the outpouring of support and reassured everyone that Deryck has been responding remarkably well to his treatments.

“The pressure and strain on his heart and lungs have improved, and he is able to breathe without as much pain,” Ariana added, providing a hopeful glimpse into her husband’s recovery process.

Deryck is not alone on this journey to recovery; he is receiving the care of two dedicated women. Ariana mentioned, “He’s now under the care of his mother, who is a registered nurse, and myself.”

Ariana‘s recent update came after she had shared the initial news of Deryck’s hospitalization, which understandably triggered memories of a previous health crisis. In 2014, Deryck Whibley faced a life-threatening situation when his liver and kidneys collapsed, resulting in a medically induced coma that lasted a week. Reflecting on this past ordeal, Ariana expressed the emotional challenge of seeing her husband in a hospital bed once again.

“This is obviously not our first time in a situation like this,” Ariana shared in her earlier post, “but it brings back a lot of really difficult memories seeing him back in a hospital bed connected to wires and IVs.”

As Deryck Whibley continues on his path to recovery, the music world and Sum 41 fans around the globe are undoubtedly rooting for his swift return to the stage, armed with newfound strength and the unwavering support of his loved ones.

You can read her statement below:

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Eva van den Bosch Head Editor, Photographer
Eva van den Bosch combines concert photography with a prominent editorial role at Strife Mag.