Travis Barker Discusses “Life-Threatening” Condition That Sent Him To Hospital

Travis Barker Discusses “Life-Threatening” Condition That Sent Him To Hospital
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Blink 182 drummer Travis Barker cryptically tweeted “God save me” recently, and it was revealed he had been rushed to the hospital. In addition to his work with Blink-182, Transplants, +44 and as a solo artist, Barker has also been a producer of numerous projects including Yelawolf, The Game, Tom Morello, Slash and Ludacris, among others. 

On Tuesday, the 46-year-old was rushed to West Hills Hospital and Medical Center before being transported to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. Earlier this weekend, Barker revealed the cause of his health scare. “I went in for an endoscopy Monday feeling great,” he wrote. “But After dinner, I developed excruciating pain and have been hospitalized ever since. 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’s wife, Kourtney Kardashian, also wrote: “Travis and I went in for a routine endoscopy together and he ended up with severe, life-threatening pancreatitis,” she wrote. “I’m 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.”

Kardashian also blasted the paparazzi for allegedly claiming she was “out and about,” during Barker’s hospital stay. “And to the paparazzi who sold pictures of me ‘out and about’ while my husband was in the hospital fighting for his life … these were photos actually taken weeks ago, (I can’t even remember the last time I wore that sweatsuit in the photos) … I didn’t forget about you. A new level of low, monetizing off our nightmare. Really savagely uncool when I actually didn’t leave his side … shame on you.”

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