Deryck Whibley is a mediocre rocker best known for marrying Avril Lavigne. Without her by his side, this guy would be a nobody. No...

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Sum 41 frontman Deryck Whibley is on the mend after years of alcoholism nearly killed him, thanking fans for their support and heading home at last.

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The 34-year-old recently opened up about his condition, posting harrowing pictures from a month-long hospitalization after his liver and kidneys "collapsed on [him]."

On May 24, Whibley posted an update on his condition on his website:

"Hey everyone, I just wanted to thank you 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."

He's looking much thinner, but he survived. Be well, Deryck.

The rocker also posted a current photo (above) of himself along with the message of thanks. Check out the previous, shocking Deryck Whibley photos he shared:

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Between Channing Tatum's admission of alcoholism and a never-ending stream of glassy-eyed Lindsay Lohan party photos emerging from the actress' time in London, we thought it would be a good time to run down a list of celebs who have struggled with excessive drinking.

Some of the stars on this list consider themselves alcoholics, but have sobered up and now speak openly about their years of heavy boozing as a cautionary tale.

Others are still hitting the bottle and thus tend to be more secretive about their imbibing ... well except LiLo. Who else falls into each category? Let's take a look.

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Demi Lovato held little back at the 2012 People's Choice Awards. Including her cleavage. Comment on her dress now.

Hollywood and hooch have a long history together, dating back to Humphrey Bogart sipping real bourbon while shooting barroom scenes, reportedly never seeming to mind if he had to do 15 takes. 

But as times have changed, so have American attitudes toward excessive drinking.

We now know that for every amusing anecdote about a sloshed celeb stumbling down the red carpet, there's a far more grim story such as Derek Whibley's near-death experience.

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Sum 41 frontman Deryck Whibley is going public regarding his nearly fatal battle with alcoholism in a shocking blog post the 34-year-old titled, "Rock Bottom."

The title is apt.

The Canadian rock star has been"very sick in the hospital for a month" from "hard boozing" which "finally caught up with [him]" after many years.

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Deryck Whibley shared this photo from the hospital after he nearly killed himself in a losing battle with alcoholism.

He wrote that he was "drinking hard" every day, until one night he was sitting at home, just pouring another, when he suddenly "didn't feel so good."

The rocker collapsed, lying unconscious on the ground. His fiancee drove him to the hospital where he was admitted to the ICU, and not one moment to soon.

The singer was completely sedated for a week, after doctors told him his liver and kidneys had "collapsed," which, "needless to say scared [him] straight."

"I finally realized that I can't drink anymore," Whibley wrote.

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Deryck Whibley revealed that he took his ex-wife Avril Lavigne's last name when they wed in 2006, and had kept it until this year, despite their 2009 divorce.

The Sum 41 singer filed a petition to legally drop his ex-wife's last name, which he had adopted as one of his own after the pair tied the knot in 2006.

He wants to be Deryck Jason Whibley again. Not Deryck Jason Lavigne Whibley.

Deryck Whibley, Avril Lavigne Photo

Lavigne, as you know, swapped vows with Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger in July, the bride wearing black in a Monique Lhuillier gown for the occasion.

It's hard to tell if it was a dark day as well for Whibley, who dressed as his ex-wife for Halloween last year while girlfriend Ari Cooper went as Kroeger.

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After three years of marriage, Avril Lavigne and Deryck Whibley have split.

"She dumped him and told him she was leaving him. She wants to move on," a source confirms to Us Weekly, adding that Lavigne, 25, recently forced the Sum 41 "rocker" outta their $9.5 million, 12,000-square-foot estate in L.A.'s Bel Air. 

Nice of the celebrity gossip magazine to include the square footage of their residence, which is extremely relevant to the story of them splitting up.

Reports say "Divorce papers will be filed any day now."

Deryck Whibley, 29, "is crushed," says a source.

Deryck Whibley, Avril Lavigne Photo

We thought these two were gonna make it.

And so another celebrity marriage bites the dust. Looks like someone else will be starring in the next Avril Lavigne sex tape. If that was even Avril.

It really could be any chick riding some guy. It was probably totally fake. At the same time, it wouldn't be shocking if it was her. Okay, moving on.

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Move over, Nicole Kidman.

Rocker Avril Lavigne is pregnant, according to a Canadian celebrity gossip site. The 23-year-old wild child is reportedly expecting in August.

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This would be Avril Lavigne's and her husband Deryck Whibley's first child together. The couple celebrates its second wedding anniversary in July.

  Shhh! Don't tell anyone Avril Lavigne is pregnant.

Deryck Whibley is best known for being in a rock band called Sum 41. Avril Lavigne is best known for a bunch of hit songs and trying to cast herself as a pop-punk badass, contrasted from the likes of Britney Spears.

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The Hollywood Gossip has learned that singer Avril Lavigne and her husband, Sum 41 frontman / wannabe tough guy Deryck Whibley, have bought a Bel-Air home for $9.5 million.

The previous owners? Shanna Moakler and Travis Barker.

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Oh, if those walls could talk... they would say some ridiculously stupid things. Then go rant about it on their MySpace page and hook up with Paris Hilton.

According to the L.A. Times, Lavigne, 22, originally wanted to build a home but settled on the 12,000 square foot manse that Shanna Moakler and her wacko husband lived in while filming their MTV reality show, Meet the Barkers.

The three-story gated house has eight bedrooms and 10 1/2 bathrooms. Which is good, because it offers some privacy - not every house guest is gonna want to hear Avril Lavigne music echoing through their room.

Worst. Joke. Ever.

Built in Tuscan-style, the residence sits on one acre, has an elevator, an office, a state-of-the-art kitchen, a steam shower, a sauna, a pool, a spa and a 10-car garage.

Lavigne, who recently made headlines by talking smack about Britney Spears, is selling her current home for a paltry $6.2 million.

The Canadian-born singer and serial spitter's third album, The Best Damn Thing, is due out April 17. We're sure it's going to be stellar.

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Whether or not marriage has changed Avril Lavigne, it has changed her husband.

"I'm the best thing that's ever happened to him," Lavigne says in the April issue of Jane.

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And she doesn't worry about Sum 41 frontman Deryck Whibley straying.

"We have a really good, strong relationship. There's a lot of trust," she says.

More so than, say, Sienna Miller enjoyed with that ass bag Jude Law.

The couple wed in July before 110 guests, including family and friends from their native Ontario, Canada. To the surprise of many, the ceremony was a traditional one.

"I wanted to be like, 'Oh, let's totally have a rock 'n' roll, goth wedding,'" Lavigne tells Jane. "But at the same time I was like, 'I've been dreaming about my wedding day since I was a little girl. I have to wear the white dress.' I wanted to be a princess, okay?"

Part of the appeal of a traditional wedding was its timelessness.

"People thought I would have done, like, some black wedding dress, and yeah, I would have. But at the same time I was thinking about our pictures. ... I didn't want to be, like, 20 years from now, 'Oh, why did I wear my hair like that? It's not cool now.' "

Lavigne says you'll never get a good crotch shot of her stepping out of a car or at a party. Nor will we see her doing drugs.

"I've never done coke in my life, and I'm proud of that. Oh my God! I could never. I am 100 percent against drugs," she said.

The same is true for Whibley, even if it hasn't always been:

"He doesn't do drugs. Clearly, he used to, because he talked about it, but I wouldn't be with someone who did, and I made that very clear to him when we first started dating."

But Lavigne is okay with one bad habit: plastic surgery. Just kidding. We're talking about spitting at paparazzi, for which she recently made headlines.

"I don't know what the big deal was, because I've been spitting at them the past two years I've lived in L.A.," she says. "It was funny. But I think if [Britney Spears] had had no underwear on that week, my spitting thing wouldn't have been talked about."

Or if Nicole Richie collapsed on the set. Oh wait, that's daily.

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