Deryck Whibley Says Iggy Pop Helped Him Recover from Alcoholism
Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 07.10.2014
He says he’s sober now…
Kerrang! recently interviewed Sum 41's Deryck Whibley, who said that Iggy Pop is helping him in his recovery from alcoholism. Below are some highlights from the interview:
Whibley on being sober now after he was hospitalized when his liver and kidneys collapsed from his years of drinking: "Now I'm sober, I don't get calls from certain people that I used to… the drinking friends. Now I'm the bum-out to them. Who wants to invite the sober guy to the party? Y'know who has been incredibly supportive? Iggy Pop. He had a lot of great advice; he's been through it all. We've been friends for years."
Whibley on friends who have helped him: "Same for Tommy Lee from Mötley Crüe. He told me what to expect from people, that not everyone will understand. Duff McKagan and Matt Sorum from Guns N' Roses have been great too. We go out for coffee and talk about shit."