Travis Barker was accompanied by his wife Kourtney Kardashian as he was taken by ambulance to a hospital in Los Angeles on June 28. After his emergency, Travis broke the silence about his ‘life-threatening’ medical scare. The Blink-182 drummer shared on his Instagram story and on Twitter on July 2, “I went in for an endoscopy Monday feeling great. But after dinner, I developed excruciating pain and have been hospitalized ever since.”
He added, “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 the intensive treatment I am currently much better,” he added.
According to the National Institute of Health, a flexible tube with a camera called an endoscope is sent down a patient’s oesophagus and into their stomach during an endoscopy to look at the lining of their upper GI tract. The doctor can extract tiny bits of tissue during the process to be used in a biopsy, which is normally carried out while the patient is sedated. Alabama Barker posted to social media a few hours after Travis was spotted being brought to the hospital to ask followers to pray for her father.
While Alabama was by her father’s side, her elder brother Landon Barker was unable to attend. The 18-year-old joined Machine Gun Kelly onstage at Madison Square Garden in New York City for their song, “Die in California.” Machine Gun Kelly is both his dad’s regular collaborator and close friend. The same day, Travis tweeted “God save me.” Travis’ ex Shanna Moakler released a statement concerning his health concerns on June 30, “Thank you to everyone who has reached out with concern to my ex and father of my children.”
“I know he is in great hands and surrounded by loving support and the best medical teams available and his beautiful wife Kourtney.” Travis had previously received significant medical treatment. He survived a private jet crash in 2008 that killed four people and left him with 65 per cent of his body covered in third-degree burns. Travis endured 26 procedures while spending three months in the hospital.