Sum-41 Frontman Attacked, Hospitalized in Japan

The band will still perform at Japanese festival

By Lauren Bertolini
|  Friday, Aug 6, 2010  |  Updated 7:30 PM PDT
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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.

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.

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