Everyone's wondering the same thing: what happened to Travis Barker?
On June 28, the drummer tweeted, "God save me," which happens to be the title of a song he produced for punk rock pal, Machine Gun Kelly. Though there was no context behind the tweet, fans suspected the worst.
God save meJune 28, 2022
Hours later, Barker was rushed to the Emergency Room at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center on a gurney after a doctor visit, Kourtney Kardashian and his children by his side, according to The Los Angeles Times (opens in new tab).
His daughter Alabama, whom he shares with ex-wife Shanna Moakler, took to social media asking for prayers. Originally, she published a photo on her TikTok grid holding her father's hand, which sported a hospital bracelet. She has since deleted the image but turned to Instagram stories (opens in new tab)where she wrote, "please send your prayers."
Aside from Alabama, Barker's immediate family remained relatively tight-lipped about the incident at the time of publication (June 28). Kardashian Barker had yet to speak out, meanwhile, Barker's son Landon was across the country in New York City, singing "Die in California" alongside MGK at Madison Square Garden, which he shared via Instagram stories. Barker's step-daughter, Atiana De La Hoya, had not made mention of Barker's health scare on social media upon his admittance.
What happened to Travis Barker?
TMZ (opens in new tab) uncovered the reason behind Barker's hospitalization: inflamed pancreas following a colonoscopy procedure, according to doctors' predictions. Symptoms of pancreatitis include gut trouble like intense nausea and vomiting.
Is Travis Barker out of the hospital?
The drummer has been released from the hospital, and appeared to enjoy a 4th of July outing with his family.
On his Instagram stories (opens in new tab), fans caught a get-well bouquet from Barker's step-mom, Kris Jenner. He also shared imagery from a beach visit and a ride in a vintage truck alongside Kourt and her kids, Penelope and Reign.
Travis Barker health condition: updates
Following his stay, the punk rocker opened up to fans about what caused his life-threatening scare on July 2.
"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," Barker revealed.
On Instagram, Kourt addressed the scare as well.
"Our health is everything and sometimes we take for granted how quickly it can change," she said. "I am so so thankful to our specialists, doctors, and nurses at Cedars Sinai for taking such wonderful care of my husband and me during our stay."
Likewise, Atiana De La Hoya noted that the outpour of support "is heard, felt and appreciated."
As of late, fans have been watching Barker's new chapter unfold on The Kardashians' Hulu series. Given all that's going on with his highly-publicized relationship—marrying in Italy, blending families and the Kourtney Kardashian IVF journey—this was the last thing anyone was expecting to hear. Here's hoping for a smooth and speedy recovery.
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