Sum 41's Deryck Whibley Thought He Was Turning Schizophrenic

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(TeamRock) Sum 41's Deryck Whibley says he felt like he had schizophrenia and was "going crazy" during his battle with alcohol addiction. The singer, who suffered a near-death experience brought on by alcohol abuse last year, says their forthcoming album 13 Voices is inspired by his mental health struggles on his road to recovery.

When asked why he went public with his medical emergency, Whibley tells Canoe: "I felt like there's got to be a lot of people that are in the same position or the same level as I am. I'm not going to tell anybody what to do but I can say, 'Hey, this is what happened to me.'"

Recalling his harrowing experience, he says: "It was just a very uncertain time. A lot of insecurities.

"I actually thought I was going crazy at one point. I thought I was turning schizophrenic or something. I had so much chaos and so much noise in my head. Everything was a question, which is where the term 13 Voices came from." Read more here.

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