Avril Lavigne‘s ex, Deryck Whibley, had to be hospitalized for drinking. He posted about it on his website and included photos, and titled the post “rock bottom.” The good news is, he sees it as a wake-up call. Here’s some of what he posted on his site, DeryckWhibley.Net:
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. 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. 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.
He describes what happened next:
my fiancé got me rushed to the hospital where they put me into the intensive care unit. i was stuck with needles and i.v.’s all over. i was completely sedated the FIRST WEEK. when i finally woke up the next day i had no idea where i was. 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. if i have one drink the doc’s say i will die. i’m not preaching or anything but just always drink responsibly. i didn’t, and look where that got me. (i never thought i would ever say that! haha)
And here are some photos:
Yikes. I gotta say, good for him. Sadly, a lot of people don’t realize this until it’s too late (RIP Amy Winehouse). I hope he really does stay away from booze and finds a better path for his life to take. And I appreciate him being so candid. What’s interesting to me, though, is that nowhere in his post does he use the word “alcoholic.” I hope he truly does realize that he is one and does indeed have a serious problem. Before anyone can move forward, they gotta admit it. It sounds like he’s almost there.