Sum 41's Deryck Whibley Hospitalized With Pneumonia
Sum 41 frontman Deryck Whibley has had another mishap... just in time to coincide with the release of their fifth-full length album in 10 years, Screaming Bloody Murder.
Whibley has contracted a nasty case of pneumonia that has him holed up in a Sydney, Australia hospital bed for, well... it looks like a while.
A statement on Sum 41's website lets fans know the band were cancelling their upcoming Australian tour dates due to Whibley's illness. The notice also features a tiny black & white photo of Whibley, sprawled out in the aforementioned hospital bed and hooked up to a barrage of wires to prove he's really not faking it.
While we wish Whibley a speedy recovery, it should be brought to attention that this isn't his first time calling in sick to work.
Last August, Whibley faced a sneak attack in a Japanese bar that lead to a brief hospitalization.
Weeks prior, some Vans Warped Tour Dates had to be scrapped while Whibley tried to get over a bout of bronchitis.
Going back further, there were a slew of concert cancellations in 2005 and 2007 while the singer tried to recoup from a ruptured vocal cord and a back injury, respectively.
Dude has been in rough shape for a long time and needs to start taking better care of himself, or an onslaught of those pesky celebrity death rumours will start flying again.
Sum 41 are also scheduled to play this year's Vans Warped Tour. Here's hoping Whibley's better in time to perform.
Screaming Bloody Murder comes out March 29.
Here are Sum 41's cancelled dates:
March 4 Melbourne, Australia @ Melbourne Showgrounds (Soundwave Festival)
March 5 Adelaide, Australia @ Bonython Park (Soundwave Festival)
March 7 Perth, Australia @ Claremont Showgrounds (Soundwave Festival)
These Sum 41 dates remain unaffected by Whibley's illness (for now at least):
March 12 Valencia, Spain @ Ciudad De Las Artes Y De Las Ciencias (free)
March 16 Toronto, ON @ Lee's Palace
March 18 Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore Detroit
March 25 Ventura, CA @ Majestic Ventura Theatre
March 26 Las Vegas, NV @ Desert Breeze Skate Park (Extreme Thing Sports & Music Festival)
March 27 San Diego, CA @ House Of Blues San Diego
March 29 Pomona, CA @ The Glass House
May 17 Sapporo, Japan @ Sapporo Zepp
May 19 Sendai, Japan @ Sendai Zepp
May 20 Yokohama, Japan @ Yokohama Blitz
May 21 Nagoya, Japan @ Nagoya Zepp
May 23 Fukuoka, Japan @ Fukuoka Zepp
May 24-25 Osaka, Japan @ Osaka Hatch
May 27 Tokyo, Japan @ Studio Coast
May 28 Tokyo, Japan @ Tokyo Zepp
July 2 Nove Mesto Nad Vahom, Slovakia @ Top Fest
July 3 Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic @ Hradec Kralove Airport
July 9 Knebworth, England @ Knebworth House (Sonisphere)
Source : Chart Attack