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Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker announced on Saturday that he’s doing “much better” as at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for treatment of pancreatitis.
“I went in for an endoscopy Monday feeling great. But after dinner, I developed excruciating pain and have been hospitalized ever since,” the 46-year-old Barker said on his Instagram story.
Barker added that he had a small polyp removed in a “very sensitive area usually handled by specialists, which unfortunately damaged a critical pancreatic drainage tube. This resulted in severe life threatening pancreatitis.”
“I am so very very grateful that with intensive treatment I am currently much better,” he concluded.
Barker, accompanied by new wife Kourtney Kardashian, showed up at West Hills Hospital earlier this week, but was then taken by an ambulance to Cedars-Sinai.
On Tuesday morning, Barker tweeted simply, “God save me,” although it was unclear if the post was related to his medical condition. “God Save Me” is also the title of a song on which Barker and Machine Gun Kelly recently collaborated.
Late Tuesday afternoon, his 16-year-old daughter, Alabama Luella Barker, posted a note on Instagram saying, “Please send your prayers.” She later posted a photo on TikTok, showing her holding her father’s hand as he sat in a hospital bed, with the caption, “Please say a prayer.” The post was later deleted.
Barker and Kardashian were married last month in Portofino, Italy.
The drummer has a history of health issues, including hospitalization for blood clots. He survived a plane crash that killed two people in 2008. Barker suffered third-degree burns on 65% of his body and was hospitalized for three months. He had 26 surgeries, according to media reports.
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First published on July 2, 2022 / 3:50 PM
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