Sum-41 Frontman Attacked, Hospitalized in Japan

The band will still perform at Japanese festival

Deryck Whibley 1
Getty Images

It's been a rough week for Sum 41 frontman Deryck Whibley.

Whibley was attacked at a bar in Japan late Thursday evening, landing him in the hospital with a slipped disc in his back, according to Facebook updates from his bandmates.

On August 1 the band announced that they were canceling three shows after Whibley was diagnosed with a severe case of bronchitis.

U.S. & World

Stories that affect your life across the U.S. and around the world.

Kobe Bryant Left Deep Legacy in LA Sports, Basketball World

Democrats Demand Bolton Testify as Impeachment Trial Resumes

Initial news of the attack came early Friday morning on the band's twitter page. "Deryck Whibley was attacked in a bar last night by 3 unknown people. He is in the hospital now. Japanese police are looking into the matter," his bandmates tweeted.

A post to Facebook on Friday evening revealed that Whibley was well enough to play a show scheduled later in the day.

"Deryck Whibley Update: After an MRI scan, it appears Deryck has slipped a disc in his back once again. Despite doctor's instructions, he has decided to play today's show at Summersonic regardless. Sum 41 will perform at 3:40pm," the post read.

Sum 41 is in Japan to perform at the two-day Summer Sonic Festival in Osaka and Tokyo.

Contact Us