Travis Barker is “much better” following “severe life-threatening pancreatitis”

After being hospitalised on Tuesday, Travis Barker has shared a positive update on his health thanks to some “intensive treatment”.

Travis Barker is “much better” following “severe life-threatening pancreatitis”
Emily Carter
Jonathan Weiner

Travis Barker has taken to social media to reassure fans that he is feeling “much better” since his hospitalisation earlier in the week.

The blink-182 legend had been rushed to hospital in Los Angeles on Tuesday, with what has since turned out to be “severe life-threatening pancreatitis”. Thankfully, with “intensive treatment” he is now on the mend.

“I went in for an endoscopy Monday feeling great,” he writes. “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.”

Travis' wife Kourtney Kardashian took to Instagram to share: “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.”

She added that, following his recovery, “It's crazy how sometimes words could never truly express the gratitude or feelings I have inside of me.”

Everyone at Kerrang! sends our love and well wishes to you, Travis!

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