Travis Barker and Kourtney Kardashian finally broke their silence on the musician’s recent hospitalization.
As we’ve reported, the 46-year-old drummer concerned fans earlier this week when he was suddenly rushed to the West Hills Hospital and later transported to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. While the reason for his hospitalization was unknown at first, sources “connected to the family” later revealed to TMZ that he was suffering from a severe bout of pancreatitis believed to be triggered by a recent colonoscopy procedure.
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Now, Travis has confirmed the reports in a post on Instagram Stories on Saturday. The Blink-182 artist wrote:
“I went in for an endoscopy Monday feeling great. 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.”
Such a scary situation! Thankfully, he shared that he is on the up and up after undergoing some serious treatment at the hospital:
“I am so very very grateful that with intensive treatment, I am currently much better.”
That is amazing to hear!!!
Kourtney, who unsurprisingly stuck by Travis’ side during this whole ordeal, also shared a statement about the health scare on her IG Stories, saying:
“Oh what a scary and emotional week it has been. Our health is everything and sometimes we take for granted how quickly it can change. Travis and I went in for a routine endoscopy together and he ended up with severe, life-threatening pancreatitis.”
The Keeping Up With the Kardashians alum continued:
“I am so grateful to God for healing my husband, for all of your prayers for him and for us, for the overwhelming outpouring of love and support. I am so touched and appreciative. I am so so thankful to our specialists, doctors and nurses at Cedars Sinai for taking such wonderful care of my husband and me during the stay.”
She then expressed in a follow-up post:
“It’s crazy how sometimes words could never truly express the gratitude or feelings I have inside of me.”
The Poosh founder wrote in another slide that “language and voice carry energy but your heart is more powerful,” adding:
“What your heart and soul feel goes beyond a small combination of letters. I love Rumi’s quote ‘I closed my eyes and spoke with you in a thousand silent ways.’”
No doubt this has been a challenging time for the newlyweds, but we are so glad that things seem to be getting better for Travis. We are continuing to wish him a speedy recovery, and we hope he comes home soon!
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