In mid-May, Sum 41 frontman Deryck Whibley shocked the music world when he revealed that he had been hospitalized for the past month due to liver and kidney failure via excessive alcohol consumption. Since then, Whibley has been released from the hospital, reunited with former Sum 41 guitarist Dave Backsh, and is now writing new music. You can check out an update from the vocalist, along with a handful of pictures featuring his mother, fiancé, and home studio, below.

“night out for dinner with my two special ladies. my mum michelle and my fiancé ariana.

we had an amazing dinner with a few friends the other night and it was the first time I have gotten to go out for a fun night since i was released from the hospital.

I also had a little jam session at my house earlier in the day and  it was so fun to play some of the old songs again. it gives me inspiration to write songs again along with the touring itch.  right now i’m having my studio worked on because theres are a few things in there that aren’t working right (ah,the joys of having your own studio.), but after today it should be back and rocking. I got some good writing done today and i can’t wait to get it all down and recorded.

I hope that you are all doing well and staying safe.

i’ll keep you posted,