Deryck Whibley, lead singer of the famous Canadian punk band Sum 41, and former husband of Avril Lavigne, has been hospitalized after a bar fight in Osaka last night. Band member reported on Twitter that he was attacked by three unknown Japanese men last night in a bar.
Sum 41 was performing a concert in Osaka. There were two remaining tour dates left in Osaka before the band was to play more show in the U.. and Europe.
Sum 41 singer and front man Deryck Whibley.
Here is some media coverage from CBC.
Canadian rock band Sum 41 singer hospitalized in Osaka after attack
TORONTO - The frontman for Canadian rock band Sum 41 was reportedly attacked Friday night in Japan and hospitalized with injuries.
The band said Friday on their website that Deryck Whibley was attacked late Friday night. They posted on their Twitter account that Whibley was attacked in a bar by three unknown people and Japanese police are investigating.
The band had two remaining tour dates scheduled in Osaka, before closing out the summer with shows in the U.S. and Europe.
The alleged attack follows Sum 41’s cancellation of several Warped Tour dates in the U.S. because Whibley had come down with a serious case of bronchitis.
Whibley, 30, was married to fellow Canadian pop star Avril Lavigne but the couple announced their separation last September. Japan Today