If I had three wishes, one of them would be the ability to be a social drinker. I love getting tipsy, love getting buzzed, love getting out of my head. No other drug comes close to doing it for me, nothing but booze. But I can’t. I’m what is known as a dry drunk, I am a drunk who doesn’t drink. Can’t drink. If I have one drink, one sip, within a couple of weeks it could well kill me.
So I understand very very well the hell Sum 41 lead singer Deryck Whibley has been going through. Because while I am dying for a drink, I am not LITERALLY dying for a drink, and I would do, I would die, if I had one.
I’m not a bug Sum 41 fan, a sort of poor man’s Blink 182 if you ask me, but I don’t dislike em and didn’t enjouy the news that Deryck was rushed to hospital last month. Years of very heavy daily drinking caught up with him and at some point in alcoholism you can no longer drink yourself out of the hell you’ve made for yourself.
Hereis what Dereck wrote on his website:
“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. 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) anyway i have my passion and inspiration back for writing music. i already have a few song ideas for new songs. soon it will be time to start making an album and getting back to touring again. see you all sometime! there will be more posts again so say up to date friends.”
Me: at my worse, and we are talking within rock nyc’s life time, I was hearing voices and hallucinating. It is as terrible a way to die as just about any I can imagine. I was, in the language, “a wethead”.
Man, I would love a drink…
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