Travis Barker Gives an Update on His Hospitalization

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Photo credit: Emma McIntyre - Getty Images
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Update 7/3/22:

Travis Barker and Kourtney Kardashian have given updates on the musician's health.

The Blink-182 drummer shared a brief statement via his Instagram Story yesterday, explaining that his hospital visit was due to "life-threatening pancreatitis."

"I went in for an endoscopy Monday feeling great," he wrote. "But after dinner, I developed excruciating pain and have been hospitalized ever since."

He continued, "During the endoscopy, I had a very small polyp removed right 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.

His wife Kourtney Kardashian also shared a message on her Story, thanking the specialists, doctors, and nurses of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles for "taking such wonderful care" during the hospitalization.

"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," she wrote. "Travis and I went in for a routine endoscopy together and he ended up with severe, life-threatening pancreatitis.

"I am so grateful to God for healing my husband, for all of your prayers for him and for us, for the overwhelming outpouring of love and support. I am so touched and appreciative," she added.

Original 6/30/22:

Travis Barker was rushed to the hospital Tuesday.

The Blink-182 drummer initially visited a facility in West Hills will cramps, per various reports, but the medical professionals deemed his condition serious enough to call an ambulance to transport him to the emergency room.

"It was pancreatitis," a source close to the musician told People. "He was complaining of cramps."

The condition is an inflammation of the pancreas, per the Mayo Clinic, and can have many causes.

Photos published by different outlets Tuesday showed Barker being rolled into Cedars Sinai Medical Center on a gurney. Wife Kourtney Kardashian was by his side, as were his children.

Daughter Alabama Barker, 16, shared a photo on TikTok of her holding her dad's hand as he lay on the gurney. "Please say a prayer," she wrote. In the image, Barker is seen wearing all-black clothes and a white medical bracelet over his tattooed hand. Alabama put a heart emoji over the bracelet to hide her dad's personal information.

She later deleted the post and instead shared an Instagram Story with a black background and the words, "Please send your prayers," and a teary-eyed emoji.

Barker's other children, Landon Barker, 18, and stepdaughter Atiana De La Hoya, 23, have remained silent about the situation on social media. Both were actively sharing photos of their days on their Instagram Stories before news broke of Barker's medical emergency.

Kardashian—who was seen in photos wearing black sweatpants and a black hoodie while holding Barker's hand from the gurney—has not spoken of her husband's condition or sudden hospitalization.

Hours before he was rushed to the hospital, Barker cryptically tweeted, "God save me," which is the title of a song he produced for friend Machine Gun Kelly, released in March.

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