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Deryck Whibley, frontman of Sum 41, has been hospatilized following an attack in a bar in Japan.

The band tweeted this message, “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.”

A couple of hours later they posted this update on their Facebook page, “It is unfortunate to say, but Deryck Whibley is still in the hospital,” they wrote. “He was attacked late last night in Japan. We are waiting for results and we are hoping for the best. Thanks for your support.”

Their latest Facebook update – posted late Friday night – says, “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.”

Deryck, who was married to Avril Lavigne until they split last year, recently came down with bronchitis forcing the band to cancel some of their remaining tour dates.

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