Speaking in a new interview with Vice, Whibley was asked what was the closest he had come to ever having a stalker, to which he replied: “My ex-wife [Lavigne] had a lot of stalkers. And being married to her, they sort of wanted to come after me. There was this one guy from the UK who started sending death threats.”
Whibley went on to say that these particular threats were of an even more serious nature than at first glance, as the man reportedly had violent intentions and was careful not to leave fingerprint evidence.
“He was really weird because the stuff he sent had no fingerprints on it and it was at a level that was a little bit more sophisticated. It turned out to be way more serious and he wanted to kill me for some reason. Thankfully the FBI found him over here.”
This would have occurred during the four years Whibley and Lavigne were married. The couple divorced in 2010 and have now both remarried, Lavigne having married Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger in 2013 (before splitting two year later). Whibley married his new partner Ariana Cooper in 2015.
Sum 41 will release their sixth album later on this year, the follow up to 2011’s ‘Screaming Bloody Murder’. Entitled ’13 Voices’, it follows Whibley’s recent struggles with alcohol abuse.
’13 Voices’ will be released on October 7.