Travis Barker announces he has COVID-19 … months after being hospitalized with “life-threatening” pancreatitis
Travis Barker announced he tested positive for coronavirus on Thursday, just two months after being hospitalized for a “life-threatening” bout of pancreatitis.
While sharing the news with his more than seven million Instagram followers, the 46-year-old rock star shared a shirtless photo of himself drumming in a dimly lit room.
“Covid sucks,” the father-of-two, who is currently touring with Machine Gun Kelly on his Mainstream Sellout Tour, captioned the snap. “I’d rather play the drums.”
Travis Barker announced he tested positive for coronavirus on Thursday, just two months after being hospitalized for a “life-threatening” bout of pancreatitis
At this time, neither Machine Gun Kelly nor Barker’s wife Kourtney Kardashian have released any other news as to whether or not they also contracted the highly contagious disease.
On Tuesday, the Poosh founder, 43, shared several photos of herself “backstage” with her husband as they held hands at one of the tour stops in Cleveland, Ohio.
In June, Kardashian announced that she had contracted the virus for the second time. That same month, her spouse revealed that his pancreatitis was triggered by a polyp removal “in a very sensitive area” during an endoscopy.
Debunked: At this time, neither Machine Gun Kelly nor Barker’s wife Kourtney Kardashian has released any other news as to whether or not they also contracted the highly contagious disease
Lover: On Tuesday, the Poosh founder, 43, shared several photos of herself “backstage” with her husband as they held hands at one of the tour stops in Cleveland, Ohio
At the time, Kardashian reposted Barker’s Instagram Story, adding her own sentiments by thanking God “for healing my husband” after the “scary and emotional week” they had.
“I went for an endoscopy on Monday and felt great. But after dinner I was in excruciating pain and have been in the hospital ever since,” Travis wrote.
“During the endoscopy I had a very small polyp removed in a very sensitive location that would normally be treated by specialists and unfortunately damaged a critical pancreatic drainage tube. This resulted in severe, life-threatening pancreatitis.”
Details: In his latest Insta story, he wrote that his pancreatitis was triggered by a polyp removal “in a very sensitive area” during an endoscopy
The Blink 182 drummer added, “I’m so very, very grateful that I’m doing much better with intensive treatment right now,” closing the message with a praying hands emoji.
Kourtney, meanwhile, wrote: “Oh what a scary and emotional week it’s been. Our health is everything and sometimes we take for granted how quickly it can change. Travis and I went for a routine endoscopy together and he ended up with severe, life-threatening pancreatitis.
She continued: “I am so thankful to God for healing my husband, for all your prayers for him and for us, for the overwhelming outpouring of love and support. I am so touched and grateful.”
Hospitalization: Travis Barker’s daughter Alabama, 16, shared a photo of the rocker in the hospital hours after he was admitted with a mysterious illness
The reality star added, “I am so grateful to our specialists, doctors and nurses at Cedars Sinai for taking such wonderful care of my husband and I during our stay.”
In a follow-up post, she wrote, “It’s crazy how sometimes words can never really express the gratitude or feelings I have inside.”
At the time, a source told E! that Kourtney tried to stay positive as she stayed by his side at Cedars Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles.
The source added: “He was in extreme pain yesterday and he and Kourtney were both very concerned. It was so far that he could hardly walk.’