Sum 41 has canceled five appearances on the Van’s Warped Tour so singer Deryck Whibley can recover from injuries suffered in an attack by three men last week. “Deryck Whibley was attacked in a random unprovoked incident in Japan last Thursday night which aggravated a previous slipped disk injury that he sustained in 2007,” the band says in a statement on its website. “After seeking medical attention, Deryck and band mates Steve Jocz, Cone McCaslin and Tom Thacker went on to play as part of the festival in Osaka and Tokyo. Whibley’s condition has not improved. Knowing that they are unable to deliver their signature high energy show, Sum 41 made the tough decision that a break is needed while Deryck begins rehabilitation for the slipped disk.”
Sum 41 has canceled the following dates on the Vans Warped Tour:
Aug. 11, 2010 – Pomona, Calif.
Aug. 12, 2010 – Marysville, Calif.
Aug. 13, 2010 – Boise, Id.
Aug. 14, 2010 – Quincy, Wa.
Aug. 15, 2010 – Portland, Ore.