Travis Barker Being Treated For “Severe Life Threatening Pancreatitis”


Travis Barker has confirmed that he has been hospitalised, having been suffering from a pancreatitis.

Last week, it was reported that the Blink-182 drummer was rushed to hospital for the condition, following a colonoscopy.

Barker had been taken to West Hills Hospital, before being later transferred to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

Earlier that day, Barker had tweeted “God save me”. Fans were unsure if the drummer was referring to his health. Earlier this year, Barker had also collaborated with rapper Machine Gun Kelly on a song called ‘God save me’

Barker’s daughter Alabama had also asked fans to “send their prayers” under a since deleted TikTok video.

Barker Has Been “hospitalized ever since”

Since then, Travis Barker has broken his silence on these reports. He clarified that he initially went to hospital for an endoscopy, not a colonoscopy.

“I went in for an endoscopy Monday feeling great”, Barker said. “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”.

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Barker’s recent health scare comes barely a year after his Blink-182 band mate Mark Hoppus had announced that was “cancer free”

Having initially confirmed his cancer diagnosis last June, Hoppus revealed that he was given an all-clear last November.

“Just saw my oncologist and I’m cancer free!!”, he said. “Thank you God and universe and friends and family and everyone who sent support and kindness and love”. 

“I still have to get scanned every six months and it’ll take me until the end of the year to get back to normal but today is an amazing day and I feel so blessed. Can I get a W in the chat?”. 

Frontman Hoppus also stated that he felt “really blessed”.