Travis Barker has updated his fans on his health after reports emerged earlier this week that he was in hospital for pancreatitis.
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The news of Barker’s health crisis broke on Wednesday (July 29) when photos of drummer Blink-182 showed up being carried on an ambulance stretcher. On the morning of Tuesday, July 28, he was taken to West Hills Hospital in Los Angeles, but was transferred by ambulance to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.
On social media, Barker ‘s daughter, Alabama, called on fans to “send their prayers” and showed the drummer lying on a stretcher with a splint around his left hand. Later Wednesday, it was reported that Barker was in the hospital for pancreatitis following a recent colonoscopy.
Barker has now corroborated those reports, clarifying that he underwent endoscopy, not colonoscopy, but actually ended up in the hospital for pancreatitis. He wrote: “I had an endoscopy on Monday feeling great. But after dinner, I had excruciating pain and have been in hospital 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 caused severe pancreatitis that was menacing. I’m very, very grateful that I’m much better now with intensive treatment. ”
Hours before the news of Barker’s hospital broke, he tweeted: “God save me.” It is not clear, however, whether this referred to the reason for the hospital. ‘God Save Me’ is also the title of a song Barker worked on with Machine Gun Kelly, which was on the album ‘Mainstream Sellout’ in March.
Meanwhile, Barker recently credited artists such as Olivia Rodrigo, Billie Eilish, and Jxdn for changing what it means to be a pop-punk artist. “I like Olivia’s album, [y] I love everything Billie has done, “he said in an interview Billing program. “I will not say, ‘This is pop-punk.’ I say, this music that came out, we say ‘Love Sux’ by Avril, we say ‘Tell Me About Tomorrow’ by Jxdn, and ‘Tickets To My Downfall’ [Machine Gun Kelly]they were all inspired by pop-punk.
“It doesn’t mean it’s just pop – punk or it’s got to be categorized like that. Olivia Rodrigo probably wants to make an album that has a bit of pop – punk influence and a few other influences too. Billie will do whatever magic music she will. ” Do and you will be inspired by many things. You don’t have to play by the rules or keep it as sterile as the label or whatever the plan is loose. “