after being hospitalized Tuesday in a medical emergency, Travis Barker shared that he is “much better right now”.
46-year-old Blink-182 drummer and husband to Kourtney Kardashian shared a message about his health to fans via his official Instagram, explaining that he had damaged a pancreatic drainage tube during a routine endoscopy. He expressed his gratitude that he was starting to recover.
“I went in for an endoscopy on Monday and felt great,” Barker wrote. “I got into excruciating pain and have been hospitalized ever since.”
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“During the endoscopy I had a very small polyp [a tissue growth] removed in a very sensitive area, usually treated by specialists, which unfortunately damaged a critical pancreatic drainage tube.
He added, “This resulted in severe life-threatening pancreatitis.”
Pancreatitis refers to inflammation of the pancreas, causing symptoms such as nausea, severe abdominal pain, and vomiting.
“I am so incredibly grateful that I am now much better with intensive treatment,” concludes Barker’s message.
Kardashian also shared a statement about Barker’s health via her own Instagram story.
“Oh, what a scary and emotional week it has been. Our health is everything and sometimes we take for granted how quickly it can change,” Kardashian wrote.
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“I am so grateful to God for healing my husband, for all of us, your prayers for him and for us, for the overwhelming outpouring of love and support. I am so touched and grateful. I am so grateful to our specialists, doctors and nurses at Cedars Sinai for the wonderful care of my husband and me during our stay.”
The 46-year-old rocker was rushed to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for further care after first checking into West Hills Hospital and Medical Center on June 29.
She also quickly uploaded and deleted a TikTok captioned “Please say a prayer,” in which she holds her father’s hand as he lies in a hospital bed.
The photo showed the drummer with hospital bands on both wrists, his phone in his right hand and a black wrist brace on his left.
His daughter, Alabama Barker, shared a disturbing message via her Instagram story that same day, asking fans, “Please send your prayers.”
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Hours before Barker was photographed being wheeled out of an ambulance on a stretcher, he tweeted, “God save me.”
After beginning his career in the music industry in the 1990s, Barker has achieved a new level of visibility in the public eye in recent months.
The drummer’s relationship with Kardashian was closely documented in episodes of The Kardashians last year. The couple officially married in Portofino, Italy, in May.
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