Deryck Whibley has thanked fans for their support in his battle against alcoholism and has vowed to be back on stage as soon as possible.
Deryck Whibley has vowed to be back on stage ''soon''.
The Sum 41 rocker was recently hospitalised due to the effects of heavy drinking and has thanked fans for their compassion and support as he fights to beat his addiction.
He wrote on his website: ''I just wanted to thank you all so much for sending gifts and all of the compassion and support you have shown me.
''It really means a lot to me in this time of recovery. I will be better soon and back out on stage before you know it.''
The 34-year-old rocker - who was previously married to Avril Lavigne - admitted earlier this month he had been ''scared straight'' after suffering some worrying health problems that saw him come close to death.
Alongside pictures of himself looking thin and frail, he wrote: ''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 midnight 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.''
Deryck panicked when he woke up in an intensive care unit, but is determined to get his life back on track.
He added: ''I had no idea where I was. I was so freaked out. My liver and kidneys collapsed on me. Needless to say it scared me straight. I finally realised I can't drink anymore. If I have one drink the docs say I will die (sic).''
This Doctor won't be saying 'goodbye' in the same way as those who have left the series in recent years.